Sentenced to life, 10 pirates in jail

By Piracy

The Abu Dhabi Federal Criminal Court of First Instance yesterday sentenced 10 pirates to life imprisonment. They will be deported after finding them guilty attacking MV Arrilah-I.
The court decided confiscation of all weapons used in the attack on the vessel. The carrier was carrying aluminium en route to Jebel Ali from Australia on April 1 when the pirates attacked it.
A special armed unit, in coordination with US Fifth fleet, freed the ship next day.