205 law-breakers nabbed in Dubai

DUBAI - Dubai Municipality inspectors, in cooperation with Dubai Police, nabbed last month 205 persons including street vendors, beggars and illegal car washers. It was announced by Ibrahim Ubeid Marzouqi, Head of Markets Department at Dubai Municipality.

By (WAM)

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Published: Sun 18 Sep 2011, 2:02 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:55 AM

The sweep against the law-breakers had also resulted in the seizure of several low-quality goods and pirated CDs.

“Civic inspectors conduct daily spot checks in streets and public places to prevent street vending, begging and car washing in public places by individuals in violation of a ruling by the Ministry of Labour in this regard. Inspectors at the Control Unit of the Markets Administration Section in the Assets Management Department carry out regular checks to book the violators,” Ibrahim said.

“In September 2011, they caught a total of 205 people including 83 street vendors, 98 beggars, 13 car washers and 11 illegal butchers and fish cleaners,” he said.

“A total of 955 counterfeit products including ready-made garments, perfumes, cameras, and watches that were fake international brands were confiscated. Also, some 5,914 DVDs with pirated films, 110 pornographic movies, in addition to 704 foodstuff items including boxes of fruits and vegetables were seized last month,” he added.

The law-breakers, who belong to various nationalities, would be handed over to the Dubai Naturalization and Residency Department for deportation in coordination with Dubai Police. The seized goods would be destroyed and disposed off safely after legal actions were taken against the violators.

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