Police nab sixteen illegals in Sharjah

SHARJAH — The Sharjah police recently nabbed 16 violators of various nationalities who were found to be staying illegally in one of the flats located at a building at Al Nabba area in Sharjah.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Sun 18 Sep 2011, 11:43 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:55 AM

The violators hailed from Bangladesh and were aged between 22 and 34 years. Seven of them were found to be staying illegally in the country.

According to a police source, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Sharjah Police received a tip-off about many people moving in and out of a residential flat located in Al Nabba area.

“The CID was notified that many people were seen coming to the flat during late hours. After confirming the information and completing legal procedures, we raided the house and found the flat to be occupied by a number of illegals who had absconded from their sponsors,” the police official said.

“We have found that all the illegals were working for a person called Bala, who had instructed them to locate themselves at various popular and crowded areas in the emirate where they could place their gambling tables and encourage people to play. We have also learnt that the men have been involved in various fights that had erupted between them and the players. Many such cases had been reported to the police,” the official added

Of the 16 who were arrested, four of them did not carry any identification paper, a proof that they had infiltrated into the country.

The remaining violators had absconded from their sponsors who had earlier reported their absence.

All the suspects have confessed to engaging in illegal activities in order to earn a living. They are currently detained to be referred to the public prosecution.

The Sharjah Police is urging people to avoid sheltering illegal domestic helpers. Building owners have been asked to ensure the identity of people using their flats.


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