Smugglers caught at UAE border with 18 people hidden under lorry floor
Abu Dhabi Police make arrests after finding the men and women at the Al Ain-Oman border
A gang tried to smuggle 18 men and women into the UAE, hidden under the floor of a lorry.
Abu Dhabi Police officers discovered the men and women crammed into a tight space at the Al Ain-Oman border crossing.
Police said they acted on a tip-off and enlisted the help of Abu Dhabi Customs to catch the gang.
Illegal immigration can lead to a rise in crimes such as "theft and murder" and the country takes strict measures to thwart it, police said.
The country’s economic progress "makes it a target" for illegal immigration, the officers said.
Updated: September 10, 2019 01:43 PM