Home-made cell phone batteries seized in Umm Al Quwain

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The cell phone batteries detected, which were valued at Dh150,000, were found in a residential house at the Casablanca area in the emirate of Umm Al Quwain, according to a senior official here.



By Ahmed Shaaban

Published: Mon 17 Oct 2016, 10:00 AM

Last updated: Mon 17 Oct 2016, 1:02 PM

The economic development department in the emirate of Umm Al Quwain, late on Sunday, seized a large amount of batteries made in a factory-based house in violation of law.
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The cell phone batteries detected, which were valued at Dh150,000, were found in a residential house at the Casablanca area in the emirate of Umm Al Quwain, according to a senior official here.
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"The surprise inspection raid has been done at 6:00pm in collaboration with the criminal investigations department, as well as the passports and foreigners affairs department, and the control section of the UAQ municipality."
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Mansur Sultan bin Rashid Al Kharji, director general of the department in Umm Al Quwain, said the inspection section of the department was first alerted about the unlicensed factory.
"We immediately contacted the bodies concerned and launched an inspection campaign against the illegal factory where large amounts of mobile phone batteries, worth Dh150,000, were seized."
Initial investigations show that the company detected did have a trade license from another emirate, he added.
"However, it is involved in illegal and unlicensed industrial and commercial practices," he said, urging the public to immediately report any such practices to the authorities for their safety.
"Any company gets involved in any unlicensed commercial or industrial activity shall be penalised with zero tolerance."
Al Kharji noted that his department is launching surprise campaigns on a regular basis against all the markets, groceries, restaurants, water and foodstuff plants and outlets of the emirate.
"The intensive inspection campaigns are planned to curb such violations and ensure that all the products available in the market are in line with the set rules and standard specifications."
"The department is easily accessible for complaints, suggestions, remarks, feedback, and inquiries either in persona on the Shaikh Ahmed Al Mualla road, by mail at (uaqecon@uaqecon.ae), at mobile (050-1583999), phone (06-7652200), or fax (06-7653322)."
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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