22 illegals, beggars rounded up in Sharjah

Pursuing its clampdown on illegal residents, peddlers and beggars loitering in the emirate, the Sharjah Police have arrested 22 people of Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Afghan and Ethiopian nationalities from various areas.

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Published: Tue 19 Mar 2013, 8:01 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:27 AM

The police drive focused on the places used by such people for their illegal activities which tarnish the image of the city.
Preliminary questioning and investigation showed that the suspects included illegal immigrants, violators of residency law, absconders and those wanted by the security bodies.
Some of the suspects were caught peddling in the street and begging, while others were found to be selling mobile phone credits to passersby against the laws.
Colonel Jihad Saeed Sahoo, Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), said: “The crackdown on offenders will go on based on a security plan laid down by the General Command of the Sharjah Police to curb illegal activities and catch illegals.”
Col Sahoo urged the public to cooperate with the police and report suspected illegal activities or illegals. “People can call the police’s operations room on 999 or 06-5632222,” he said.

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