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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 17 November 2018

Dozens of abandoned cars seized in RAK Police crackdown

Dumped vehicles can be used as a 'hideout" for criminals, warn police

A total of 31 cars have been seized in the first week of a police crackdown in RAK. Courtesy RAK Police
A total of 31 cars have been seized in the first week of a police crackdown in RAK. Courtesy RAK Police

Thirty-one abandoned vehicles have been seized in Ras Al Khaimah as part of a police crackdown.

RAK police launched a drive to remove dumped cars from the streets of the emirates last Monday - ordering motorists to move vehicles before they are impounded.

Warning stickers were placed on another four cars, giving motorists 10 days to remove them before they are seized.

Major Salem Bourguiba, Head of the Traffic and Patrols Department and campaign leader, said that the initiative has so far covered one area in RAK - and will be spread out throughout the emirate.

Most abandoned vehicles can be found around residential areas, main roads and in front of repair shops, police said.

The force said abandoned cars are a blight on the image of the emirate and can also be used as a 'hideout" for criminals.

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