Craig Martin Moran was arrested by Dubai Police during a raid in Dubai.


Wanted British drug smuggler arrested in Dubai, extradited to UK


DUBAI – A British drug smuggler has been arrested in Dubai and extradited to the UK where he awaits a sentence of life in prison.

Craig Martin Moran was arrested by Dubai Police after Interpol issued a notice for his capture. Moran is the leader of the notorious Colin Gunn gang.

According to Dubai Police, Moran has a long criminal record that dates back when he was 16.

He was also involved in an armed robbery at a jewellery store in Nottingham that led to the death of a store employee. He served 13 years in jail for that crime.

He was also convicted for selling drugs worth millions. His latest case is for drug and weapons trafficking, for which he will serve life in jail.

Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, assistance commander of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at Dubai Police, said police used Artificial Intelligence to locate Moran.

The crime boss was then put under surveillance in Dubai.

“He was in his car after leaving his Dubai residence” when force team members swooped in to arrest him, said Brigadier Jamal Al Jalaf, commander of the CID.

According the Dubai Police, the gang leader is “considered dangerous who threatens the security of the British society threatens the security of the British society”. ICA/Expat Media

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