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179 beggars arrested in April

By Petra - May 08,2012 - Last updated at May 08,2012

AMMAN — The Ministry of Social Development’s anti-vagrancy committees arrested 179 beggars in April.

The ministry carried out 112 anti-vagrancy raids last month, during which 147 adults were apprehended, 97 of them female and 50 male.

Also, 32 juveniles were arrested for begging, including 18 males.

The adults will be prosecuted under the Penal Code, while the juveniles will be prosecuted under the Juveniles Law.

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