67 beggars arrested in Dubai since start of Ramadan

Dubai Police

Dubai Police have arrested 67 beggars (31 males and 36 females) since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.

Colonel Ali Salem Al Shamsi, Director of the Infiltration Control Department in the General Department of Criminal Investigations, said the Begging is a Wrong Concept of Compassion campaign aims to reduce the number of beggars and street peddlers who exploit others, and ensure the highest levels of safety and security. 

He added that begging threatens the security and safety of society, property, and the country's image.

He explained that begging is linked to thefts and robberies, and the exploitation of children, the sick, and people of determination for illegitimate gains.

He emphasised that official entities, charities, and associations are available for individuals to seek financial assistance or obtain meals during the holy month. He reminded the public that begging is illegal.

Col. Al Shamsi urged the public not to respond to beggars' pleas and assist the police by reporting any immediately through the call centre (901), or the Police Eye service available on the Dubai Police smart app.

He also warned the community against falling victim to fraudulent electronic messages from beggars through social media and email.

He advised the public to ignore and report such messages through the e-Crime platform.

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