Sick Scammers Caught Labelling Deodorant As Sanitiser

Story By: Alex Cope, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash

These images show cans of deodorant as disguised as sanitiser found when cops raided two factories in the United Arab Emirates and seized 40,000 of the fakes.

The factories were discovered in the Emirate of Ajman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and officers from the Ajman Economic Development Department (SEDD) shut them down yesterday (Sunday).

Images show cans of deodorant which had reportedly been re-labelled as sanitiser by the scammers.

Local media report 40,000 fake bottles of sanitiser worth 500,000 AED (108,875 GBP) were seized in the operation and the authorities said the alleged scammers will face serious fines.

Local Director of Supervision and Consumer Protection Ahmad Khair Al Bloushi said: “After the supply chain was tracked, an efficient team of inspectors managed to reach the main supplier, and this manipulation was eliminated from its roots. The department will not tolerate those who cause harm to the safety and health of society or exploit the increase in demand for a number of products at the present time.”

According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, the UAE has registered 4,123 cases of COVID-19, with 22 deaths.

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Alex Cope

I am a senior writer and editor of the Golders news agency specialising in sports news from around the world.

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