Street vendors, car washers, beggars, nabbed

DUBAI - Dubai Municipality inspectors, in cooperation with Dubai Police and the Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department, nabbed last month 709 persons including street vendors, beggars and illegal car washers.

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Published: Tue 15 Jun 2004, 9:50 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 1:56 PM

This was announced by Obeid Salim Al Shamsi, Assistant Director-General of Dubai Municipality for Administrative Affairs and General Services, who noted that the sweep against the law-breakers had also resulted in the seizure of several low-quality goods, pirated CDs and pornographic films. The municipality inspectors conduct daily spot checks in streets and public places to prevent street vending, begging and car washing in public places by individuals in violation of a ruling by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

"The nine inspectors at the Security and Monitoring Unit of the Administrative Affairs Department carry out regular checks. In May 2004, they caught a total of 709 people including 579 street vendors, 104 beggars and nine car washers. Some 17 persons were caught while sleeping in resting places and public parks during nighttime. In addition, a total of 1260 items including readymade garments, perfumes, cameras, watches, gifts and other several fake products of international brands were confiscated. Also, some 2470 pirated films and 99 pornographic films, copied on CD-ROMs, were also seized," said Mr Al Shamsi.

He noted that the law-breakers, who belong to various nationalities, would be handed over to the Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department for deportation in coordination with Dubai Police. The seized goods would be destroyed safely.

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