Alleged fraudster arrested in UK could be extradited to crime mecca Dubai


AN alleged fraudster could be extradited to crime mecca Dubai (above) after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) issued an international arrest warrant.

Salman Afzal Asghar, 40, a Pakistani national from Circus Road, West Battersea, west London, is alleged to have committed fraud in the UAE.

He was arrested by the Met Police in London earlier this year.

Asghar denies the allegations and is opposing extradition.

At a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday, his bail conditions were varied.

He is under an electronically monitored curfew between 2am and 10am daily and must live and sleep at his home address.

His passport has been retained by police and he must not go to any international travel hub or apply for international travel documents or be in possession of any. An £18,000 security has also been lodged with the court.

Essex News and Investigations has regularly reported on how Dubai has become a mecca for international criminals, including many from Britain, to launder cash and use as a playground to evade justice from.

There have been very few extradition requests from the UAE to the UK, but earlier this year the UK successfully extradited a number of wanted crooks from Dubai.