Dubai Police Was Investigating the Theft of Late Maradona’s Luxury Watch
The Assam Police, in coordination with the Dubai Police, has recovered a stolen luxury watch that belonged to late Diego Maradona, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed via Twitter on Saturday.
The accused, identified as Wazid Hussein, has been arrested from Sivasagar in Assam and further legal action will be taken, he said.
He said the Assam Police coordinated with the Dubai Police through Indian federal law enforcement agencies to recover the heritage Hublot watch that belonged to Argentinian football player Diego Maradona.
In an act of international cooperation @assampolice has coordinated with @dubaipoliceHQ through Indian federal LEA to recover a heritage @Hublot watch belonging to legendary footballer Late Diego Maradona and arrested one Wazid Hussein. Follow up lawful action is being taken. pic.twitter.com/9NWLw6XAKz— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) December 11, 2021
Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote on Twitter, “In an act of international cooperation, Assam Police has coordinated with Dubai Police through Indian federal LEA to recover a heritage Hublot watch belonging to legendary footballer late Diego Maradona and arrested one Wazid Hussein. Follow up lawful action is being taken.”
On receiving an input from Dubai Police through a central agency, the Assam Police arrested the accused at 4 am on Saturday morning from his residence in Sivasagar, the Director General of Police informed.
As informed through Central Agency by Dubai Police, one Wazid Hussain had stolen a limited edition Maradona signed Hublot watch and fled to Assam.— DGP Assam (@DGPAssamPolice) December 11, 2021
Today morning at 4:00AM we arrested Wazid from his residence in Sibsagar. The limited edition watch has been recovered from him. pic.twitter.com/I6lKURk9Ie
The accused allegedly stole the limited edition Hublot watch signed by Maradona when he worked as a security guard for a company that was storing the late football player’s belongings in Dubai.
He then purportedly fled to Assam in August this year.