Ajman clamps down on sale of Niswar

KT report highlighted extensive sale of banned product in the emirate following which the municipality and police held a meeting to discuss ways to curb the use of it.

By Afkar Abdullah/principal Correspondent

Published: Thu 19 Feb 2015, 12:27 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 7:45 PM

Ajman - Ajman Municipality and the police have taken action to combat the sale of Niswar in the emirate after a report published by Khaleej Times on February 4.

The two departments held a meeting at the municipality and discussed ways of curbing illegal activities which affect the health of people.

Speaking to Khaleej Times, Engineer Humaid Al Mualla, Director of Health and Environment at Ajman Municipality said the practice is harmful and the sale of the product has been noticed extensively in various areas. “We had to coordinate with the police to find ways to ensure the emirate is clean and free of such illegal activities. The municipality has already intensified inspection and is searching for sources from where sellers are getting the product for sale.”

The municipality, in its meeting with the police, put up an effective plan to arrest those manufacturing and importing the product. Sellers will receive hefty fines of over Dh5,000 and face closure of their shop, said Al Mualla.

Col. Ali Saeed Al Matroushi, director of Ajman Police stations said they had agreed with the municipality to be prepared for any kind of raids and arrests.

The authorities are also concerned about the use of Niswar among students and they will make sure shops around schools refrain from selling banned products.

Officials have urged members of the society to cooperate with them and inform them of any kind of illegal activities. -afkarali@khaleejtimes.com

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