Beg­gars are ar­rested

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Po­lice in the Mu­raqab­bat dis­trict of Deira have ar­rested 34 beg­gars so far dur­ing Ra­madan. Bri­gadier Ali Ahmed Ghanim, director of the po­lice sta­tion, said that the num­bers sig­nal a 40 per cent drop com­pared to last year. “Beg­gars tar­get fam­i­lies, es­pe­cially Emi­rati fam­i­lies,” he said. “They work from 1pm un­til 11pm, and the ones we’ve ar­rested are usu­ally near mosques, round­abouts and pri­vate hospi­tals. “Peo­ple should not hes­i­tate to call the po­lice, these peo­ple are us­ing the Holy Month to earn money when they are not in ac­tual need.”

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