UAE police thwart attempt to smuggle 18 people under lorry floor

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The people were found in a cramped, hollowed-out section of the truck floor. (courtesy: Abu Dhabi police)
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The people were found in a cramped, hollowed-out section of the truck floor. (courtesy: Abu Dhabi police)
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The people were found in a cramped, hollowed-out section of the truck floor. (courtesy: Abu Dhabi police)
Updated 11 September 2019
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UAE police thwart attempt to smuggle 18 people under lorry floor

  • The people, who were found in a cramped, hollowed-out section of the truck floor, were attempting to enter the UAE

DUBAI: Abu Dhabi police foiled a recent attempt to smuggle 18 workers, including women, in the bed of a lorry across the Khatam Al-Shakla border in Al Ain, according to a statement released by the force on Tuesday.

The people, who were found in a cramped, hollowed-out section of the truck floor, were attempting to enter the UAE through the Buraimi and Al-Ain border checkpoint.

The police said they had acted upon a tip-off of “an attempted infiltration at the checkpoint” with the help of Abu Dhabi Customs.

In a statement, Abu Dhabi police praised the cooperation of its partners and their efforts, warning against threatening the country’s security and stability.


Syrian state media says drone destroyed over Damascus countryside

Updated 19 September 2019

Syrian state media says drone destroyed over Damascus countryside

  • A drone was destroyed over a village in the Damascus countryside

CAIRO: Syrian state media reported that a drone was destroyed on Thursday over a village in the Damascus countryside.
No other details were immediately available.