x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Sharjah police arrest 93 beggars since start of Ramadan

The men and women were arrested as part of a campaign targeting beggars, street vendors and people illegally washing cars in public places.

Ninety-three suspected beggars have been arrested in Sharjah since the beginning of Ramadan.

The men and women were arrested as part of a campaign targeting beggars, street vendors and people illegally washing cars in public places, a police spokesman said.

That majority of the suspects were also found to have entered the country illegally.

Sharjah police has urged members of the public to play a positive role and cooperate with security agencies to clamp down on beggars, especially during Ramadan.

People who wish to lend a supportive hand to those in need should visit charities as any money donated will be distributed correctly.

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