Oliva police take tough line with illegal street vendors

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POLICE in Oliva continue to confiscate goods from street vendors. A recent haul consisted of 102 items of clothing, four watches, 106 CDs and 48 DVDs.

The unlicensed sellers habitually make a quick getaway on seeing the police approach, abandoning their wares.

The ‘looky-looky’ men are not just trying to earn a living, said Commerce councillor Pepe Salazar. They are the visible face of criminal organisations and work in unacceptable conditions, selling goods of unknown origin that could be stolen or contaminated.  

“That’s without taking into account the harm they do to businesses that respect the law,” Salazar said.

Another illegal vendor was fined for selling melons on the beach, after police received a complaint from a member of public.

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