38-member gang arrested for stealing Dh635m from bank

38-member gang arrested for stealing Dh635m from bank

Abu Dhabi authorities are searching for 6 more suspects after recovering Dh635m in 24 hours

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi authorities have arrested a 38-member gang who siphoned off Dh 635 million (Six hundred and thirty five) from a local bank account, according to a press release issued by Abu Dhabi Judicial Department on Wednesday.

Abu Dhabi Pubic Funds Prosecution in cooperation with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Abu Dhabi Police succeeded to crack the crime committed by the 44-member gang, using advanced cyber technology.

The prosecution and the CID in coordinated with the UAE Central bank  recovered  Dh 625 million within 24 hours and arrested 38 suspects of Asian and European nationalities.

Police are looking for six other suspects in the gang, who are still at large.

The gang purchased 6,000 (six thousand) mobile phones for  Dh 10 (ten) million, which were also confiscated by the authorities, said the press release.