Hiring runaways affecting security, says cop

SHARJAH — The trend of hiring absconding workers was affecting the security of Sharjah and is posing a major challenge for the Sharjah Police, Brigadier Abdul Rahaman Ali, Director of Al Dhaid Police Station, has said.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 14 Aug 2005, 10:30 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:13 PM

“The Sharjah Police and the Immigration and Residency Department are flooded with reports of such violations daily despite the awareness campaigns launched to educate the public about the dangers and consequences of hiring these runaway workers, who violate all immigration and residency rules and regulations,” he said.

Brig. Ali said there was urgent need to intensify the awareness campaigns to alert various sectors about the dangers of hiring or providing shelter to these violators who can commit crime, and the police would have a tough time nabbing them because they don’t have any records or documents to identify or to track them down.

He said earlier awareness programmes had helped a great deal in educating the public, particularly the owners of farms and pastures in rural areas, and the numbers dropped for a while.

“During interrogation and investigations, the police find that most often, the criminals are staying in the country illegally,” Brig. Ali said, adding that the only way to combat this problem was to intensify efforts of all police stations by increasing police patrolling and raid places where such illegals usually seek shelter.

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