Monday, 7 September 2009

Dubai to deport 309 illegal street vendors, beggars

Is the Bird of Doom now fluttering over the designer handbag/jeans/watch shops of Karama I wonder? This follows the earlier raid by authorities in Sharjah.
I like the numbers used in the article......exactly 309 illegal vendors and beggars were arrested, precisely 174 porn films confiscated, count 'em, 38 car washers and 6 butchers and fish cleaners collared. 7 September '09.

Dubai Municipality in conjunction with Dubai Police arrested 309 illegal street vendors and beggars during August as part of its continued clampdown on law breakers.
Spot checks by municipality inspectors on streets and public areas across the city found 85 illegal street vendors, 180 beggars, 38 unlicenced car washers and six butchers and fish cleaners.
A total of 2,216 pirate DVDs and 174 pornographic films were seized in the raids, the authority said in a statement on Monday.
Some 599 counterfeit products, including clothes, perfumes, cameras and watches, were also confiscated, as well as 178 items of food, like boxes of fruit and vegetables.
The law breakers will be “handed over to the Dubai Naturalization and Residency Department for deportation in coordination with Dubai Police,” the statement said.
The seized goods will be destroyed after legal action is taken against the violators, officials said.

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