Beg­gars busted by cops

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Po­lice in Shar­jah have ar­rested al­most 20 beg­gars and street ven­dors as they crack down on the il­le­gal prac­tices. Most beg­gars ex­ploit peo­ple’s re­li­gious and char­i­ta­ble sen­ti­ments to make easy money, a po­lice of­fi­cer said. He added that those caught had ei­ther en­tered the coun­try il­le­gally or fled from their spon­sor. The sus­pects are all Asians, Shar­jah Po­lice said. The force urged the pub­lic to help them tackle beg­ging by not giv­ing money to beg­gars. They also ad­vised peo­ple to re­port such beg­ging by call­ing 999 or 06 562 3322, or the toll-free num­ber 800 151. Al­ter­na­tively, email na­jeed@shjpo­lice.gov.ae.

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