The Department of Anti-Economic Crime at Dubai Police arrested 2,430 accused and recorded 2,145 economic crime cases in the emirate over the past five years.
The Department also made confiscations with an estimated value exceeding AED 8.96 billion.
According to Brigadier Jamal Salem Al-Jallaf, director of the General Department of Criminal Investigations at Dubai Police, the team is keen to arrest those involved in economic crimes through a precise action plan in coordination with trademark partners.
Regular meetings are held between brands’ representatives and officers of the Department of Anti-Economic Crime to explore methods and tools to uncover counterfeit goods.
Brig Al-Jallaf pointed out that Dubai has earned the confidence and trust of various and prestigious international brands for its efforts in combating economic crimes.
Colonel Salah Bouasiba, Director of the Anti-Economic Crime Department, said that the cases varied between cases of commercial fraud, counterfeiting, multiplication of money, sorcery, and forgery.
This year, the Department, through its three sections – the Anti-Counterfeits Section, the Anti-Fraud Section, and the Anti-Commercial Fraud & Piracy Section – recorded 246 cases, involving 307 accused and seized goods worth more than AED 2.55 billion.
Colonel Bouasiba further explained that the General Department of Criminal Investigation has been keen to organise training workshops in coordination with partners and trademark owners to develop the capabilities of personnel working in combating economic crimes.