United Arab Emirates: Dubai Police Department has recently updated that the department of Anti-Economic Crime recorded 447 Economic Crimes in 2022; around 497 accused were arrested and confiscated, an estimated value of more than AED 1.4 billion.
As per the reports, Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, Major General and Director of the General Department of Criminal Investigations at Dubai Police, have confirmed that the arrested accused who were involved in the crimes related to economic matters were conducted through a precise action plan in association with trademark partners.
In his remarks, Major General Al Jallaf pointed out that the department of Anti-Economic Crime has been attending a meeting regularly between the brand representatives and officials of the Anti-Economic Department to discuss and explore different ways and techniques to detect counterfeit goods.
Furthermore, Dubai has earned the trust and confidence of several prestigious international brands for the Anti-Economic Crime Department’s efforts and combatting techniques to resolve and prevent issues and criminal cases.
In addition, the Director of the Anti-Economic Crime Department, Dr Colonel Khalid Saleh Al Sheikh conveyed that the cases related to economic crimes varied from commercial Fraud, piracy, sorcery, and counterfeiting, to forgery crimes.
He confirmed that the Department of Anti-Economic Crime works around the clock with tireless efforts to combat and resolve the economic crimes present across different smart and traditional sectors.
In the words of Colonel Al Sheikh, it was conveyed that the department has reported through its three sections, the Anti-Counterfeits Section, Anti-Commercial Fraud and Piracy Section, and the Anti-Fraud Sectionaround 447 cases which involved 497 accused with goods, items and documents seized of AED 1,432,588,825.
- Commercial Fraud has recorded nearly 154 cases in which 167 were accused and seized items worth AED 110,406,120.
- A total value of AED 1,270,226,110 worth of items were taken in Counterfeits with 245 cases and 262 accused.
- In Forgery, a total of 48 cases were recorded, among which 68 were charged and seized items worth AED 51,916,595.
In the end, Colonel Al Sheikh further shed light on the Department of Anti-Economic Crime at Dubai Police and explained that the department is acting keen to organise training workshops and programmes in coordination with partners and trademark owners to develop the capabilities of personnel working in combating economic crimes.