A group of 16 Asian men were arrested for allegedly planning to steal Dh2 million worth of power cables from a construction site in Ras Al Khaimah.
The gang specialised in stealing power cables from construction sites throughout the emirate, RAK police said. They were arrested in cooperation with the Air Wing division, the special task division and the department of traffic and patrols.
The proposed robbery site was put under surveillance and the gang was caught in the act. A number of the gang were illegal immigrants, reported Al Ittihad, the Arabic language sister paper of The National.