Sharjah Deports More than 100 in First Six Months

SHARJAH — The number of people deported has risen by more than 100 in the first half of the year compared with 2008, an increase Sharjah Police attributes to more arrivals in the emirate. A total of 2,172 people were deported up to the end of June, compared to 2,052 in the same period last year.

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Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Thu 30 Jul 2009, 12:42 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 8:04 PM

The police statistics department report shows that 85 per cent of the deportees, or 1,826, were Asians who committed various crimes and were found staying illegally in the country.

Ahmed bin Darweesh, Head of Anajd patrol at Sharjah Police, said that in May and June police intensified patrols in residential areas targeting illegals, and crime suspects.

The campaign resulted in the arrest of more than 300 wanted persons and suspects who were hiding in old, dilapidated houses without water and electricity. The owners of the houses had been instructed to demolish them as soon as possible.

Among the total number of the deportees, 672 were found staying in the country illegally.

According to the report, a total of 1,966 crimes were committed by the deportees — 90 per cent assault, thefts and robberies.

The report also showed that 132 cases involved bootlegging, and other alcohol-related cases. Forty-three people of various nationalities were deported for involvement in drug-related cases.

Police are increasing patrols in residential, commercial and industrial areas, around the clock, to prevent crimes.

afkarali@khaleejtimes.ae



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