50kg of seized fish destroyed

ABU DHABI — As much as 50kg of tuna, salmon, mackerel, and some other kinds of fish were destroyed after they were confiscated in the Tourist Club area, behind Dana Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Fri 4 May 2007, 10:00 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:19 AM

Acting on a tip-off by an Emirati about the transporting of fish reportedly from Dubai in a van and sale at night, the Abu Dhabi police swooped on the scene and recovered about 50kg of fish from the van. However, the van's driver had managed to sell a large quantity before fleeing from the scene on seeing the police.

The van reportedly belonged to a Dubai-based fish trading company.

An official source pointed out that some people from outside Abu Dhabi have been noticed selling fish, especially at night. They bring the consignment, sell it and go back.

The source called on all UAE citizens to be alert to any suspicious cases in order to maintain the public health.

He clarified that the Mina Market and the Fish Market, both situated in Zayed city, are the only authorised bodies to sell fresh fish.

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