484 street vendors, beggars, illegal car washers nabbed

DUBAI - In a joint operation, officials from Dubai Municipality, Dubai Police and Dubai Naturalization and Residency Department (DNRD) nabbed 484 people, including street vendors, beggars and illegal car washers, last month.

By (Staff Reporter)

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Published: Wed 2 Apr 2008, 8:11 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:45 PM

According to Obeid Salem Al Shamsi, Assistant Director-General of Administrative and General Services Affairs in Dubai Municipality, the sweep against the law-breakers had also resulted in the seizure of huge quantity of low-quality goods, pirated CDs and food items.

"The nine inspectors at the Security and Control Unit of the Administrative Affairs Department carry out regular checks. In March 2008, they caught a total of 484 people, including 329 street vendors, 61 beggars, 69 car washers and 25 illegal butchers and fish cleaners," he said.

He noted that a total of 2,834 counterfeit products, including readymade garments, perfumes, cameras and watches were confiscated. Also, some 2,519 DVDs of pirated films, 250 pornographic movies, 250 foodstuff items, including 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 Naturalization and Residency Department for deportation in coordination with Dubai Police. He said the seized goods would be destroyed.

Al Shamsi urged the public to call the Municipality Emergency office on 04-2232323 round-the-clock to report such illegal activities.

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