Dubai Municipality confiscates and destroys expired tobacco products

IMG  Dr Naseem

Dubai Municipality, in coordination with the Federal Tax Authority and the Federal Customs Authority, carried out an inspection campaign on warehouses in the Ras Al Khor area, based on strategic goals in ensuring safety and public health in the emirate.

Dr. Naseem Muhammad Rafee, Director of Health and Safety Department in the Municipality said the campaign resulted in the confiscation of expired tobacco and honey products, as nearly 100 cartons containing 4,582 packages of tobacco products of different brands were seized, with an estimated value of approximately Dhs60,000 and poor storage was observed in the warehouse, which lacked the necessary hygiene controls and requirements.

She indicated that the seized products were destroyed according to the procedures followed in the Municipality, in addition to issuing fines to the company in accordance with the legislation in force.

Rafee stressed that monitoring and inspection of all warehouses in the emirate will continue to check environmental violations that constitute a danger to the health and safety of the society.

She also urged the public to report violations or remarks in this regard through direct communication with Dubai Municipality through the toll-free number 800900 or through other communication channels through the social media platforms of the Municipality or through the Dubai App 24/7.

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