130 cars seized under beach security drive

DUBAI - More than 130 cars were impounded and at least 297 drivers asked to provide written undertakings not to vex seagoers here in the last seven months, police said yesterday.

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Published: Sat 14 Aug 2004, 9:44 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 1:13 PM

The seizure of cars belonging to offenders was made by the Beach Security Squad, which operates under the Ports Police Administration, the General Directorate of Ports and Airports Security.

The written undertakings were given by motorists who irritated seagoers and drove their vehicles in areas where driving is not allowed. Lieutenant-Colonel Mohammed Jassim Al Zaabi, acting deputy director of the directorate, said the squad had also detained 2,522 people, of them 262 wanted for immigration offences by immigration and residency authorities in Dubai and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, and 2,260 suspects in various cases. The official said beach security was one of the important security areas as police seek to provide safety and security for all seagoers and users of tourist facilities in the emirate. The squad, he said, was ordered to start operations earlier this year. The squad has effected a ‘security siege’ along the coasts of the emirate, providing totol security to residents and tourists.

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