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Dubai Police arrest wanted UK gangster


Colin Gunn gang leader Craig Martin Morin in Dubai Police custody.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Dubai Police arrested the Britain’s Colin Gunn gang leader Craig Martin Morin after they received the red notice from the Interpol.

The suspect was sentenced to life term in his home country for trafficking in narcotics and psychotropic substances, trafficking in firearms, along with charges of transporting weapons without a licence and presiding a criminal gang.

Dubai Police handed the suspect over to the United Kingdom. The suspect had been interrogated by the Dubai Public Prosecution that took the legal measures to hand him over, according to the international laws followed in this regard.

Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander in Chief of Dubai Police, affirmed the keenness of the Dubai Police, with the support and guidance of Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior (MoI), to combat all forms of organised international crime, arrest the perpetrators and take legal measures against them.

Al Marri added the work teams of the Criminal Investigations Department in Dubai Police monitored the movements of the suspect for days after the release of the red notice of his arrest.

Major General Expert Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander in Chief for Criminal investigation Affairs, explained that through the exchange of information with the British authorities regarding the suspect, a working team of the Criminal Investigation Department was formed to follow up the suspect’s movements and arrest him.

Al Mansouri added that teams harnessed the latest techniques of artificial intelligence to find out the residence of the suspect and then they set a trap to arrest him.

Brigadier Jamal Al Jallaf, Director of the Criminal Investigations Department said the teams raided the suspect’s car after he left his residence.

Colonel Saeed Al Qamzi, director of the Wanted people Department at Dubai Police said that the suspect had a criminal record in his country since he was 16, and was jailed more than once on charges of armed robbery at a jewelry store in Nottingham with another, which resulted in the killing of the jeweler and the imprisonment of the suspect for 13 years.

Al Qamzi pointed out the suspect had also been convicted by the Nottingham City Criminal Court in the case of trafficking in drugs, worth millions of pounds, but released last year and he committed other crimes in Britain where he was sentenced to life term.

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