Dubai police seizes internationally wanted drug trafficker

By Xinhua,

Abu Dhabi : The Dubai police have arrested a British national, who is wanted in Spain for trafficking more than200 kg of cocaine and against whom the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) has issued a warrant, local newspaper Khaleej Times reported on Thursday.

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The suspect named Robert Dawes was arrested by the Dubai police upon his arrival at the Dubai International Airport, according to the report.

Dawes was believed to have masterminded trafficking of huge quantities of drugs in several countries, including Britain and Spain.

“We arrested Robert Dawes 10 days ago in coordination with the British and Spanish authorities. He is believed to be involved in trafficking of 200 kilograms of cocaine and is wanted by Interpol and Spanish authorities,” a Dubai police officer was quoted as saying.

Dawes had been blacklisted and was arrested when he flew into Dubai International Airport since he was wanted by international authorities, the officer said.

The suspect, who was living in Marbella in Spain and believed to have business interests in Dubai, will soon be handed over to Spanish authorities after completion of due legal procedures.