Dubai Municipality seized 110 litres of 'illegal' pesticides in inspections on about 642 agriculture-related facilities and 119 companies were issued notices for violation of rules.
Department of Public Parks and Horticulture, Dubai Municipality, in cooperation with the Department of Economic Development inspected 642 agriculture-related facilities including nurseries, fertiliser factories, etc, reported 'Al Ittihad' newspaper.
Inspectors found 'illegal' warehouses in Karama area where pesticides and fertilisers were refilled in plastic containers. The municipality issued Dh6,000 fine each to owners for operating warehouses without a valid licence, seized the products and detroyed them.
The inspections were conducted as per Local Order No54 of 1990; No40 of 1989 and No59 of 1991 to reduce the spread of agriculture pests and fraud in the sector.