Dubai Municipality inspectors in cooperation with Dubai Police, during February 2012 arrested 306 people including street vendors, beggars and illegal car washers.
Ibrahim Obeid Marzouqi, Head, Markets Department, Dubai Municipality, said: "The sweep against law-breakers also resulted in seizure of several low-quality goods and pirated CDs."
“Last month they caught total 306 people including 206 street vendors, 60 beggars, 24 car washers and 16 illegal butchers and fish cleaners,” he said.
“A total of 9,801 counterfeit products including ready-made garments, perfumes, cameras, and watches that were fake international brands were confiscated. Also, some 2,542 DVDs with pirated films, 743 pornographic movies, in addition to 3.5 ton of foodstuff items including boxes of fruits and vegetables were seized last month,” he added.
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 and disposed off safely after legal actions were taken against the violators.