Dubai Police arrested Rafael Imperial, the leader of one of the most dangerous criminal gangs in the world, known as the Italian “Camorra Gang.” Two paintings by the international artist Van Gogh were stolen from his museum in Amsterdam about 19 years ago, and the Spanish authorities recently confiscated 40 houses that the accused had bought for cash with drug money.
Dubai Police confirmed that Imperial is one of the most wanted by the Italian security authorities, and an international red notice was issued against him by the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol). Interpol” and Italian authorities on charges of premeditated murder in his home country using an unlicensed firearm, as well as charges of belonging to a criminal gang.
She explained that the leader of the gang, Rafael Imperial, was born and raised in the Italian city of Naples, and belonged to the “Camorra gang” since his childhood, and then gradually rose to become one of the leaders known in Italy with his criminal history, indicating that he is considered one of the most dangerous and most important drug dealers at the international level. And wanted number one for the Italian Drug Control Directorate in the Stabia region of Naples.
The Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, Lieutenant-General Abdullah Khalifa Al-Marri, said that the work teams were able to overthrow the gang leader and revealed his true identity despite his disguise and impersonation of “Antonio Rocco”, in addition to using various camouflage methods for his keenness not to reveal his case, through his daily movement in More than one car, choosing to live in an independent residence, in addition to not registering a clear address in the country, so as not to be inferred.
Al-Marri confirmed that the arrest of Rafael Imperial, accompanied by the person responsible for the killings, comes within the framework of the continuous efforts of the Dubai Police, with the support and directions of His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, in working to combat all forms of international organized crime. Arresting the perpetrators and taking the necessary legal measures against them, in addition to the continuous work to develop deep and solid relations between the UAE and various countries of the world in the field of combating organized crime, to create safe societies free of narcotic poisons and arms trafficking.
For his part, the Assistant Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police for Research Affairs, Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al-Mansoori, said that the arrest of Imperial and Maurillo came after a continuous and careful follow-up of their movements by a group of officers and members of the General Department of Criminal Investigation and Investigations, and officers working in the Criminal Data Analysis Center and the Criminal Data Analysis Program. “Ayoun”, who worked to follow their movements very carefully.
He added that the work teams harnessed the latest techniques of artificial intelligence and smart technology that initially contributed to identifying the gang leader and his place of residence, up to the zero hour to set him, and then set up his escorts, noting the efforts of all the work teams that contributed to their overthrow with professionalism and high speed.
The Director of the General Department of Criminal Investigation and Investigation, Brigadier General Jamal Al-Jallaf, stated that the exceptional efforts of all the work teams were able to reveal the true identity of the gang leader, Rafael Imperial, despite his clever method of concealment, hiding and impersonating a new name.
He added that the work teams revealed, through their smart technologies and experience in criminal work, that the gang leader impersonated the name “Antonio Rocco” because he was keen not to reveal his case, and it was found out to them that he used more than one car in his daily commute to hide his movements, and chose to live in an independent residence to monitor those who approach In addition to not registering a clear address for him in the country.
Al-Jalaf pointed out that the work teams placed Imperial after revealing his true personality under close supervision, and followed all his movements, and his attempts to hide and move in a misleading manner for a whole week, around the clock, through its specialized teams and by harnessing the latest artificial intelligence techniques, leading to setting the zero hour for his arrest. .
He added that the raid teams raided the residence of Imperial with high professionalism, and surprised him by discovering his order, and his true identity, which he hid from the world and moved between more than one country, noting that sums of money, hours and valuable possessions were seized in his residence, including paintings he was keen to collect.
Al Jallaf confirmed that the Dubai Police referred the Imperial file, accompanied by the criminal gang’s murder officer, to the Public Prosecution to take legal measures to extradite them in accordance with international laws followed in this regard.
passion for arts
Italian authorities revealed that Raphael Imperial, the leader of the very dangerous Camor gang, is accused of buying two famous paintings by the world artist Van Gogh stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in the Dutch capital Amsterdam in 2002, when they were found hidden in a house on a farm owned by Imperial near his home in Naples.
Imperial said in a press interview, early this year, that he bought the two paintings from the thief who stole them because of his passion for the arts.
“Imperial is one of the most dangerous drug smugglers and money laundering professionals in the world, and has made huge fortunes from drug sales,” Italian Interior Minister Luciana Lamborgese said.
The Spanish authorities confiscated 40 houses that Rafael Imperial had bought for cash in Spain from drug money, while press reports revealed that the Italian anti-mafia teams had been pursuing him for years, and arrested a number of his closest associates who were involved in several cases, including smuggling a huge amount of 1,330 kilograms of cocaine. From Venezuela to Paris.
It revealed that he was running criminal activities from Amsterdam, then moved to Madrid, supervising dozens of drug smuggling operations to Italy, before moving to Dubai, and being arrested by Dubai Police.
• “Imperial” impersonated another person, and used professional camouflage means while in the Emirates.
• The accused belonged to the “Camorra gang” since his childhood and gradually became one of the leaders of crime in Italy.