By Staff writer
Campaign saw the arrest of 143 men, 21 women and 78 street vendors since the start of Ramadan
Dubai Police have arrested 242 beggars and street vendors since the start of Ramadan.
A concerted campaign by the authorities has seen 143 men, 21 women and 78 street vendors apprehended in the emirate.
Colonel Ali Salem, director of the Infiltrators Department at the Criminal Investigations Department of Dubai Police, said: “The CID has set an integrated security plan to combat begging in cooperation with partners, and to intensify patrols in places, which are targeted by beggars.”
He added that members of the public should not respond to beggars, but alert the police by dialing 901 or contacting them through the Police Eye service on the authority’s smart applications.
He also warned of sympathy messages sent through social media and email.
“Those emails or messages should be ignored and not to be believed. They must be reported via the “e-crime” platform concerned with cybercrimes in a smooth and easy way through www.ecrime.ae,” he said.