Sunday, 18 April 2021 09:40 GMT

How insects help Abu Dhabi Police in solving crimes

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Abu Dhabi Police are solving a record number of crimes with the help of insects, according to the department of forensic evidence.

The department of forensic evidence at the Abu Dhabi Police said the insects are widely used in solving criminal cases, by helping estimate the time and cause of death, as well as to identify the source of drug trafficking.

Captain Saeed Al Nuaimi, an expert from the department of criminal biology and criminal evidence, said the police are following the latest scientific developments to solve crime in the Capital.

"These modern developments contribute to solving various criminal cases, in order to enhance security, safety and justice," he added.

The police said that insects are widely found in crime scenes and by examining the contents found in the digestive system of insects, such as a maggots or larvae, forensics can estimate the time of death.

Captain Al Nuaimi pointed out that modern forensics, including the use of insects in crime scenes, have allowed the forensic evidence department to solve various cases and allow the criminals to face trial, while the victims and families of the deceased receive the justice deserved.

He noted that the police will continue to work with the evolution of these methods. "The methods have succeeded in achieving record rates in detecting crimes," he added.

Captain Al Nuaimi said that the Abu Dhabi Police and the Khalifa University scientists are working together to not only educate university students about modern-day science and criminology, but also to share forensic and DNA expertise, which will further help enhance and modernise the crime-solving methods in Abu Dhabi.



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