Dubai: Police in Dubai have launched a crackdown on rising beggars during Lent. Dubai police have arrested a beggar for illegally using a weighing machine. He operated a weighing device for one dirham. Col. Ahmed Al Adidi, Acting Director of Anti-Infiltrators, said the CAD, in collaboration with various police stations in Dubai, was leading the campaign, which was launched at the start of Ramadan. Police say beggars are coming to the UAE to take advantage of people’s generosity during Ramadan. Beggars can call 901. You can also contact us at www.ecrime.ae.
In the last few days, 95 people have been arrested. Last year, 458 beggars were arrested in different parts of Dubai. Patrolling will be intensified in places where beggars come regularly. According to police, the beggars were involved in crimes such as theft and pickpocketing. Assistance can be provided to deserving persons through recognized charitable organizations operating in the country. Police requested that donations be made to charities.