A gang of six Asians were arrested and referred to criminal court, for robbing a Dubai company’s warehouse and stealing medical masks worth Dhs150,000.
The victim testified that he was lured through a fake online massage service, and discovered that he was tricked later on.
The five-member gang, comprising four men and a woman, all Asians, had entered the country on visit visas.
They seized 400,000 medical masks, 1,000 preventive glasses, 25,000 medical gloves, 270 medical suits, 3,900 packs and covers with labels concealing country of origin and bearing a trademark and data of unknown source.
Amir Faten Mekky , who is wanted by Interpole, is associated with one of the world’s most notorious international criminals Radwan Al Taghi, the head of the “Angels of Death” gang, who was arrested in Dubai in December 2019 and handed over to Holland.
The gang would threaten victims and take their belongings including mobile phones and credit cards after they take pictures of the men in indecent positions and threaten to post their videos online and share it with the victims' contacts if they report the matter to the authorities.
Dubai Police have recently arrested an African gang of nine fraudsters specialised in a cyber scam after they had run 81 fake businesses across 18 countries around the world.
Both victims sustained moderate injuries and were transferred to a hospital for medical treatment.
Brigadier Sorour said Dubai Police arrested the 4 Africans involved in the fight, while the 4 Asians were transferred to hospital for treatment after sustaining minor injuries.
Details of the incident, according to Brigadier Abdullah Menakhs, Director General of Police Operations in RAK Police, date back to an earlier time when the department received reports of three vehicles being stolen at night during the national disinfection programme.