Coronavirus : 220 traders sued

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The local authorities carried out 5,000 control operations since the start of the health crisis linked to the spread of coronavirus.

“As part of the fight against speculation, monopoly and fraud in widely consumed food stuffs and parapharmaceutical products and in order to put an end to these criminal practices of people exploiting the current economic and sanitary situation, namely the spread of new Coronavirus (Covid-19), 5,000 control operations have been carried out since the outbreak of the unprecedented planetary sanitary crisis Coronavirus.

Indeed, the central director at the Ministry of the Interior, Local Assemblies and Regional Planning, Abdelouahab Betrima announced, on Wednesday, that following his operations, more than 220 traders were brought to justice, adding that the trade registers of the merchants in question will be removed from them.

In this vein, he indicated that these operations were carried out in collaboration between the security services and the trade departments throughout the national territory.

Earlier, units of the National Gendarmerie, in the last 24 hours, handled 153 cases and arrested 160 individuals for speculation and fraud in widely consumed foodstuffs, said, Tuesday, a communiqué of the National Gendarmerie Command.

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