DM nabbed 104 illegal workers

Dubai: Dubai Municipality inspectors in cooperation with Dubai Police, have nabbed 104 law violators including street vendors, beggars and illegal car washers last month. Obeid Ibrahim Marzouqi, Head of Markets Management Section at Dubai Municipality said that move against the law-breakers had also resulted in the seizure of several low-quality goods and pirated CDs.

“Civic 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 in this regard. Inspectors at the Control Unit of the Markets Administration Section in the Assets Management Department carry out regular checks to take action against the violators,” he said.

“Last month, they caught 62 street vendors, nine car washers and 13 illegal butchers and fish cleaners,” he added.

A total of 1,788 counterfeit products were seized including 1,171 DVDs and pirated films, 61 pornographic movies, 212 foodstuff items, 344 ready-made garments, perfumes, cameras, and watches,’ he added.

The law-breakers, who belong to various nationalities, would be handed over to the Dubai Naturalization and Residency Department for deportation in coordination with Dubai Police.

Dubai Police has launched an anti-begging campaign on Sunday and assigned toll-free number 800243 to receive complaints from the public round-the-clock.

Various government departments are participating in the anti-begging campaign, including the Dubai Public Prosecution, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department and Awqaf.