Skip to main content

Emirates gang arrested on copper theft charges

United Arab Emirates – Police officers in the United Arab Emirates have arrested an organised gang which stands accused of stealing and selling copper cables worth millions of US dollars. The suspects were reportedly caught in the act of cutting cables and repackaging them for shipping.
The 14 gang members, who originate from Bangladesh, Pakistan and India, are said to have used their own fleet of pick-up trucks and trailers in the operation. Allegedly, they would pick up cable reels dropped off by various companies’ drivers in abandoned areas of Jebel Ali and Al Aweer and transport them to a warehouse at Al Qouz. There they would chop up the cables and package them for export.

The value of the copper found in the warehouse was put at around Dh 14 million (US$ 3.8 million).

Would you like to share any interesting developments or article ideas with us? Don't hesitate to contact us.

You might find this interesting too

Demand ‘explosion’ for US aluminium rolling mills
No exports? European scrap demand alone will not keep recyclers in business

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Subscribe now and get a full year for just €169 (normal rate is €225) Subscribe