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.  

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“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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