Dubai Police Capture One of the UK’s Most Wanted Criminals

One of the most wanted fugitives in the United Kingdom has been apprehended by the Dubai Police. The perpetrator had entered the UAE under the guise of another individual.

For over eight years, Michael Paul Moogan had been on the run from the authorities. The fugitive was sought for his suspected involvement in a “large scale drug trafficking plot” in the United Kingdom. After Interpol issued a Red Notice against him, the police arrested him in Dubai.

Dubai Police Capture One of the UK's Most Wanted Criminals
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Police Nab One of UK’s “Most Wanted” in Dubai

Moogan, 35, of Croxteth, Liverpool, had been on the run after a raid on a café in Rotterdam accused of serving as a front for drug smugglers and cartel meetings. It is thought to be a plot to bring hundreds of kilogrammes of cocaine into the UK every week, the Khaleej Times reported.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) of the United Kingdom has thanked the Dubai Police for their “coordination, professionalism and swift action” in making the arrest.

Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, director of the General Department of Criminal Investigation (CID), claimed that by using a different name and ethnicity, the investigation team was able to locate the suspect.

Once identified, he was immediately placed under our surveillance,” Al Jallaf added.

Colonel Saeed Al Qamzi, director of Dubai Police’s Wanted Persons Department, said that despite the suspect’s attempts to elude investigators, they were able to track him down.

Thanks to the Criminal Data Analysis Centre at Dubai Police, we were able to utlise the latest capabilities and technologies to identify Moogan,” Al Qamzi added.

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