UAE: police arrested 45 beggars during first week of Ramadan in Ajman

Asma Ahmed - | UAE

During the initial week of Ramadan, the Criminal Investigations Department at the Ajman Police General Command successfully apprehended 45 individuals engaged in begging as part of their yearly drive to combat this societal issue.

Recognizing the detrimental impact of begging on the esteemed image of the community and its adverse effects on public order and the economy, the department took proactive measures to address the problem.

Colonel Ahmed Saeed Al Nuaimi, the Director of the Criminal Investigation Department, emphasized the consistent efforts made by Ajman Police in organizing anti-begging campaigns over the years. This year's campaign was meticulously planned with the goal of fostering collaboration among citizens, residents, and various local institutions to curtail the prevalence of beggars, whose presence tarnishes the social fabric.

A comprehensive strategy was devised to ensure the efficacy of the campaign. This involved enhancing security measures and raising awareness through targeted interventions. Specialized teams were formed to monitor and track down beggars, with intensified surveillance in areas commonly frequented by them, such as commercial hubs, residential neighborhoods, mosques, and banking facilities. Additionally, measures were implemented to guide prospective donors towards legitimate channels of charitable giving, thereby preventing the perpetuation of the begging cycle.

The concerted efforts of law enforcement personnel underscored their commitment to maintaining public order and upholding societal values. By bolstering security measures and fostering community engagement, the Ajman Police aimed to mitigate the negative repercussions of begging on both the image of the emirate and the well-being of its residents.

Furthermore, to facilitate citizen participation in combating this issue, a dedicated hotline (067034309) was established to encourage the reporting of beggars, enabling swift response and intervention by the authorities. This proactive approach reflects the department's determination to address the root causes of begging and promote a more inclusive and cohesive society.

In essence, the successful apprehension of beggars during Ramadan exemplifies the collaborative efforts of law enforcement agencies and the community at large in safeguarding public welfare and preserving the integrity of the social fabric in Ajman.

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