By Staff writer
Food stuffs, tobacco and clothes were to be sold at various markets across Dubai
Dubai Police have arrested a group of six Asians after seizing 3.5 tons of goods – including food stuffs, tobacco and clothes – which were destined to be sold at various markets across the emirate.
Brigadier Dr. Adel Al-Suwaidi, director of the Jebel Ali Police Station, said they had received a tip-off about three vehicles loaded with a variety of goods.
Acting in partnership with Dubai Municipality, police arrested the three drivers who led them to two rooms inside labour accommodation for a contracting company, where the other three Asians were arrested as they tried to move the haul to another location.
A statement from the police on social media said: “The gang members admitted that they store the goods illegally, without observing any safety requirements for the purpose of selling them in informal, uncivilised markets.”
Brigadier Al-Suwaidi called on members of the public not to buy products that are sold in random markets.