Police say they have dealt with about five cases a day since the start of Ramadan.

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DUBAI // Fake goods worth Dh34 million have been seized by police since the start of Ramadan on June 29.

Maj Gen Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, director of the Criminal Investigation Department at Dubai Police, said there is usually an increase in the trade of fake products in the period before Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month.

He said police patrols have been deployed to markets to monitor the situation and seize any fake products, adding that such moves help to protect the rights of brands and put a stop to the negative effects counterfeiting has on the economy.

Lt Col Rashid Saleh bin Thaboi, deputy director of the Anti-Economic Crime Department at Dubai Police, said fake products were found in apartments and storage spaces in Karama and around the Gold Souq, in Deira.

He said police were dealing with about five cases a day since the start of Ramadan, with watches, clothes, accessories, pens, scarves and sunglasses seized.

Lt Col Thaboi also said that the cases are sent to prosecutors and all perpetrators are from Asian countries.

dmoukhallati@thenational.ae