THOU­SANDS AR­RESTED FOR BOUNC­ING CHEQUES

7 Days in Dubai - - SPECIAL REPORT -

Dubai Po­lice ar­rested more than 43,000 for bounc­ing cheques in the first half of this year. They also man­aged to re­cover and set­tle cases in­volv­ing Dhs3.8 bil­lion. Gen­eral Khalil Ibrahim Al Man­souri, As­sis­tant Chief of Dubai Po­lice for Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tions, said that the fig­ure was a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease on 2015, when 35,757 peo­ple were ar­rested. He said these cases ranged from “scams to ac­ci­den­tal non-pay­ment”. The largest case dealt with was a Rus­sian busi­ness­man in­volved in a se­ries of fi­nan­cial cases worth in to­tal Dhs1.1 bil­lion. Dubai Po­lice said that they man­aged to reach a set­tle­ment with him.

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