Officers from the Residency Affairs Department arrested a gang of Bangladeshi expatriates specialized in stealing power cables belonging to the Ministry of Electricity and Water. General Public Relations and Security Media Department at the Ministry of Interior stated the sector received information from secret sources saying a gang of Bangladeshi nationals were involved in power cable theft.
A team was formed to bring the suspects to book, and upon verification of the report, they managed to arrest them. The suspects were in possession of 100kg of copper alongside sophisticated tools for cutting the power cables. They admitted the crime. Initial investigation revealed that the suspects are not working for their sponsors.
They explained paying money to their respective sponsors to obtain visa, although the sponsors do not provide them jobs. All suspects have since been referred to relevant authorities and steps have been taken to invite their sponsors for questioning.
Source: Arab Times