299 law breakers nabbed

DUBAI — Dubai Municipality inspectors, in co-operation with Dubai Police and the Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department (DNRD), last month nabbed 299 persons including street vendors, beggars and illegal car washers.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Mon 3 Jul 2006, 9:58 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:06 PM

According to Obaid Salem Al Shamsi, Assistant Director-General of Dubai Municipality for Administrative and General Services Affairs, the sweep against the law-breakers had also resulted in the seizure of several low-quality goods, pirated CDs and foodstuff.

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 and Social Affairs in this regard.

“The inspectors at the Security and Monitoring Unit of the Administrative Affairs Department carry out regular checks. In June 2006, they caught a total of 299 people including 172 street vendors, 69 beggars, 40 car washers and 18 illegal butchers and fish cleaners,” he said. He noted that a total of 1,429 items including ready-made garments, perfumes, cameras, watches, gifts and other several fake products of international brands were confiscated.

Also, some 5,735 pirated CDs, 384 pornographic movies on CDs, 31 alcoholic drinks including 24 bottles of whisky and seven cartons of beer, in addition to six boxes of fruits and vegetables were seized last month.

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

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