205 street vendors, beggars and illegal car washers nabbed

DUBAI — Dubai Municipality inspectors, in cooperation with the Dubai Police, nabbed 205 people, including street vendors, beggars and illegal car washers over the past one month, said Ibrahim Ubeid Marzouqi, Head of Markets Department at the municipality.

By (Wam)

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Published: Mon 19 Sep 2011, 10:39 PM

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

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

“Civic inspectors conduct daily spot checks at 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.

“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 readymade 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 over the past one month,” he added.

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