Police intercept AED 2.5 million worth of fake fire safety equipment

Dubai police have tracked-down and seized counterfeit fire prevention products with a value of two and a half million dirhams.

Which deserves a round of applause. That’s a lot of dodgy, potential life-endangering, equipment taken out of circulation.

The Police’s Department of Combating Economic Crimes worked with security and anti-counterfeit organisations (Underwriters Laboratories Middle East and Ten Intelligence) to uncover the illegal goods at two storehouses in Ras Al Khor.

The successful swoop translates into a safer world for all of us. Brigadier Jamal Salem Al-Jallaf, director of the General Department of Criminal Investigations warned: “the lack of quality in counterfeits is harmful to consumers, threatening their safety.

In all more than 25,000 items were confiscated. If you want to report fake products, potential scams or unlicensed trading, you can do so through the Department of Economic Development’s Dubai Consumer app. It’s available from both Apple and Android app stores and is working to help protect customers and companies from unethical business practices.

 

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