You don’t often get to hear the words ‘police’, ‘praise’ and ‘stalking’ in the same sentence, but here’s an unusual combo of words that you may find relieving as you read on.
The Dubai police forces have been awarded for their successful efforts in the ‘Operation Stalker‘ programme, which is reported to be the largest-ever surveillance operation of its kind in the UAE.
The Dubai police were awarded by the WCPA
The World Class Policing Awards (WCPA), recognized and highly commended the Anti-Narcotics Dubai Police HQ at a ceremony that celebrated the best policing practices around the world.
Operation Stalker was carried out by the General Department of Anti-Narcotics Unit in Dubai that resulted in the capture of two major international drug smuggling gangs.
Illegal drugs worth more than AED293 million were seized via this operation
Artificial intelligence had a big role to play in Dubai’s massive drug haul. From facial recognition technologies to drones and hidden cameras, various forms of surveillance equipment were used to bust the smugglers.