Dubai arrests 47 illegal street vendors, seize vehicles

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Dubai arrests 47 illegal street vendors, seize vehicles used to sell fruits, vegetables

Police in Dubai have arrested 47 illegal street vendors since the beginning of Ramadan, according to the Dubai Police.

The arrests were made as part of a crackdown on public health and safety violators in Dubai, said Lieutenant Colonel Talib Mohammad Al Ameri, Head of the Infiltrators Control Section in the General Department of Criminal Investigation.

Al Ameri said the illegal vendors were caught selling vegetables, fruits and other items in areas frequented by construction workers. The police also seized several vehicles that were used to illegally sell fruits and vegetables in various parts of the emirate. Police said the vehicles were often parked by the roadside, with the food items stocked in its storage compartment.

“The risks of purchasing food products from street vendors or unlicensed vehicles parked on public roads are significant, as these products may be of unknown origin, expired, and may not have undergone proper quality control checks to ensure their safety and compliance with standards. In addition, they may violate health regulations and food safety standards, with poor display and storage potentially leading to product damage and serious health risks for consumers,” Al Ameri explained.

He advised the public to buy their food items only from licensed establishments to ensure that these were prepared following the UAE’s health and food safety requirements.

The official said that police will continue to monitor and conduct surprise inspections to arrest illegal street vendors. He also urged the public to report violators to the police. ICA/Expat Media


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