A French drug lord who is known as ‘the Ghost’ has been caught by Dubai Police in the emirate. Moufide Bouchibi, 39, is a wanted criminal for drug trafficking and smuggling operations in Europe.
The kingpin had been on the run for 10 years, traveling under a false identity.
He was arrested by Dubai Police despite only having a photo of him that was taken 20 years ago. He became a global trafficker after smuggling between 50 to 60 tonnes of cannabis to Europe every year with an estimated annual value of AED302 million.
A team of elite officers was assigned to the conviction of the kingpin.
“After exchanging information with the French authorities concerned, the Data Analysis Centre at Dubai Police located the drug lord and monitored his movement until he was arrested,” Maj. Gen. Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-inChief for Criminal Investigation Affairs at Dubai Police, said.