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02 December 2023

Dubai nabs 264 hawkers, beggars, carwashers

By Wam

Dubai Municipality inspectors, in cooperation with Dubai Police, last month nabbed 264 law violators including street vendors, beggars and illegal car washers.

Obeid Ibrahim Marzouqi, Head of Markets Management Section at Dubai Municipality, said the move against the law breakers had also resulted in the seizure of several low-quality goods and pirated CDs.

"Inspectors conduct daily spot checks in streets and public places to prevent street vending, begging and car washing in public places by individuals in violation of the ruling by the Ministry of Labour," Ibrahim said.

Those nabbed included 167 street vendors, 48 beggars, 37 car washers and 12 unlicensed butchers and fish cleaners.

A total of 1,933 counterfeit products were seized including 962 miscellaneous items, 710 pirated CDs, 230 foodstuff, 21 palm trees put for sale on public roads and 10 alcoholic drinks.

The law-breakers, who belong to various nationalities, are to be handed over to the Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department for deportation in coordination with Dubai Police. (Wam)