Dubai: A beggar pocketed AED300,000 and got arrested
Dubai A beggar pocketed AED300,000 and got arrested. Beggars in Dubai are fooling innocent people in different ways. Recently a beggar caught conning people by asking money for building a mosque outside the UAE and could very easily get an amount of AED 300,000.
Dubai Police officers have reported that the beggar is Gulf Country and people helped him for a noble cause of building mosque.
Now Dubai Police has warned public to be careful about the deceivers as they seek people’s sympathy through different tricks.
Dubai Police also recovered Dh30,000 from 3 Asians collecting money for building mosque.
Brigadier Mohammad Rashid Bin Sari Al Muhairi, deputy director of Criminal Investigation Department of Dubai Police told that beggars seek visit visas for Dubai because the UAE is rich country where people help and sympathise with beggars.
He also said that a team of officers has started working to crackdown on beggars.
Sine 2016, 1906 beggars have been caught in the city. To crackdown on beggars, police have divided the UAE in different zones to inaugurate an anti-begging campaign during Ramadan.
UAE will be divided into green, yellow and red zones and more patrols will be sent to the red zone, as massive number of beggars is potted in the area. Area with low number of beggars will be named yellow, while the green zone will that one where is rarely found any beggar.
Teams from Dubai Municipality, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) Dubai & Al Awqaf will help police who have urged people to call 901 if they spot any beggar.
This year Dubai police arrested 232 beggars, including 171 men & 61 women. In 2017, 653 beggars including 136 women were arrested.
Before punishing the person, officers check if a beggar really needs money or is just pretending to be. They keep beggar in jail for one month to underway the process of deportation and confiscation of the money.
Officers also warned that posts on social media regarding needy and poor people are usually fake, so people should be careful about money they pay.