Number of human trafficking crimes in Dubai reduced to 11 in 2013, says Dubai Police Assistant Commander

DUBAI: Major General Dr Abdul Quddus Al Obaidli, Assistant Commander of Dubai Police for Quality and Excellence at Dubai Police today said the number of human trafficking cases in the emirate of Dubai was reduced dramatically from 21 in 2012 to 11 in 2013. Citing an annual report on human trafficking released at a press conference today, Al Obaidli said the number of labour strikes decreased from 45 in 2012 to 34 in 2013.

The senior official noted that specialised units at Dubai Police made sure AED 29.6 million worth of salary arrears were paid to labourers working for companies. Al Obaidli also noted that 1582 labourers were given lectures in 2013 to ensure that they were aware of their rights.

He said Dubai Police’s relevant measures to combat human trafficking were consistent with the U.A.E.’s human rights policy and the relevant international standards.