GDRFA Dubai busts illegal immigration network

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The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA) has arrested an international criminal group engaged in illegal immigration operations to certain European countries.

The authority said the arrest was the outcome of meticulous surveillance of the members of the criminal ring.

Their activities were closely monitored, from the moment they arrived at the hotel, to their departure, including their movements at the airport.

The field surveillance was also key to identifying the person orchestrating the criminal network’s logistical operations.

Intelligence gathered by GDRFA sources revealed his role in facilitating an illegal immigration scheme through one of the UAE's airports.

The Ministry of Interior, represented by the airport police, was then notified and a joint team was formed to facilitate the exchange of security information.

The collaborative effort resulted in the arrest of all gang members involved, who were then referred to the Public Prosecution in Abu Dhabi.

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