Senior Police Officers from Dubai are in Dublin this week to discuss ways to tackle transnational organised crime.
The delegation met with the Garda Commissioner this morning as the two police forces continue to work together to tackle the Kinahan drugs gang.
In a statement, Commissioner Drew Harris said the Dubai Police have already provided Gardai with ‘great assistance’ in their ongoing investigations into international organised crime.
“These organised crime gangs cause misery not only in the countries they originate from but across the globe,” he said.
“It is only through international co-operation among law enforcement that these gangs will be disrupted and dismantled.”
It comes after Commissioner Harris travelled to Dubai to discuss ways to meet with the Chief of Dubai Police Lt General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri.
The visit was widely seen as a move to tighten the net around the leadership of the Kinahan gang, many of whom are based in Dubai.
While authorities in Dubai have been slow to cooperate with their European counterparts in the past, relations between Dubai authorities, Gardaí and the EU have been improving recently.
There is currently no extradition treaty between Ireland and the UAE; however, Irish and UAE authorities could potentially agree an extradition on a once-off basis.