The Public Prosecution remanded 12 suspects in 39 cases in eight governorates namely Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, Beheira, Sharqiya, Qaliubiya, Ismailia and Suez for committing food supply crimes.
Prosecutors issued arrest warrants against others over the same cases.
The top prosecutor’s office monitored circulated news on social networking websites about merchants who raised the prices of food commodities.
There were others who stored food commodities to create shortage in the market, taking advantage of the current global events due to the war and the approaching of the month of Ramadan which demds much food supply.
Police crackdowns on merchants also recorded several violations: which prosecutors took legal measures to maintain price stability.
The availability of goods and to eliminate various forms of fraud and exploitation on market.
Authorities examined the seized food commodities during the crackdowns to sell it in government affiliated outlets markets and remit its price to the court’s treasury pending the cases.