Dubai Police nab 45 roaming butchers during Eid
Dubai - He said inspections were carried out after complaints were received through the Municipality Call Centre.
Published: Fri 23 Sep 2016, 4:05 PM
Last updated: Sat 24 Sep 2016, 12:34 PM
As many as 45 roaming butchers were caught in raids held across Dubai during the Eid Al Adha holidays.
Dubai Municipality, in coordination with Dubai Police, carried out the inspection campaign to nab roaming butchers and street vendors during the Eid holidays.
Faisal Al Badaiwi, Head of Markets Management Section at Dubai Municipality said the inspection campaign resulted in the seizure of 45 roaming butchers and two porters in the cattle market area at Al Qusais, in addition to seven street vendors, beggars and violators.
He said inspections were carried out after complaints were received through the Municipality Call Centre.
"Offenders were handed over to the competent security authorities at Dubai Police to take legal action on them. A variety of goods were also confiscated from the street vendors, which was offered for sale on the roads and public places," said Badaiwi.
He noted that officials of the social violation monitoring unit in the markets management section are continuing to inspect and monitor all areas of Dubai to catch offenders and take necessary action throughout the year.
The abattoirs section at Dubai Municipality has made efforts to encourage residents to resort to healthier sacrifice process at abattoirs around Dubai.
During the four days of Eid, over 23,000 animals were slaughtered at the abattoirs, which came at 60 per cent increase from last year, said Ali Taher Al Hammadi, head of the abattoirs section
Around 4,000 sacrifices were delivered through Al Mawashi App that was launched several days before Eid.
Al Hammadi added that the app will be used for a meat delivery service for residents and the department will work on expanding it to reach across different emirates with various types of meat.