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Senior Police Officers From Dubai Visit Dublin

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

02:11 24 Oct 2023

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Senior Police Officers from Dubai met with the Garda Commissioner in Dublin this morning.

They are on a week long visit to the country to work with Gardaí to tackle the Kinahan cartel.

Commissioner Drew Harris says officers from Dubai have already provided great assistance and the visit will advance that co-operation.

The Commissioner also says these organised crime gangs cause misery not just in the country they are from but across the globe.

A garda spokesperson says: "Following a direct invite from Garda Commissioner Drew Harris to the Commander in Chief of Dubai Police, a delegation from the Dubai Police Service are in Dublin this week to liaise with An Garda Síochána on on-going work to tackle transnational organised crime."

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Commissioner Drew Harris says: "I want to welcome our colleagues from the Dubai Police to Dublin. The Dubai Police has already provided us with great assistance with our ongoing investigations into transnational organised crime and the support from this delegation will further advance that co-operation.

"This initiative is another demonstration of the value of the expansion of the Garda international network of liaison officers and visits made by myself and other senior officers to the US, Colombia, Dubai, Asia and across Europe in recent years.

"These organised crime gangs cause misery not only in the countries they originate from, but across the globe. It is only through international co-operation among law enforcement that these gangs will be disrupted and dismantled.

"I want to thank the Departments of Justice and Foreign Affairs for their support for the expansion of the Garda international liaison network, which includes offices in the US, Colombia, Dubai, UK and Europe, with an additional office in Thailand to open shortly."

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