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profiteer

a person who makes excessive profits, esp by charging exorbitant prices for goods in short supply
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On the directives of the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Islamzeb, the Additional Assistant Commissioner (AAC), Irfan Ali conducted raids on Dalazak Road and Paharipura and arrested 12 persons for erecting encroachments outside their shops, selling under-weight roti and profiteering.
So, ako ay sumasang-ayon na magkaroon ng hearing sa trade and industry para malaman natin kung may undue advantage at kung may profiteering,' he added.
for profiteering from Board Bazaar and University Road while AAC Tariq Hussain
Rice and corn hoarding and profiteering further aggravate the destitute situations of the victims in calamity-stricken areas, thus, the proposed "Anti-Rice or Corn Hoarding and Profiteering Act" contained in House Bill 4617," said Mendoza.
The public funds prosecution found that Suleiman used his post as housing minister for illegal profiteering when he assigned three pieces of land in New Cairo worth LE 14 million to himself, his wife and daughter.
But to use a political situation, and especially the threat of war to ``price gouge'' is a form of ``war profiteering,'' Mays said.
On the directives of the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Islamzeb, the Additional Assistant Commissioner (AAC), Hamayun Khan conducted raids in Nauthia and surrounding areas and arrested 22 persons for profiteering, poor cleanliness conditions and erecting of encroachments outside their shops.
FAISALABAD -- Price Control Magistrate Riaz Hussain Anjum imposed fine on 13 shopkeepers over profiteering and overcharging.
On the directives of Deputy Commissioner (DC), Islamzeb, the Additional Assistant Commissioner (AAC), Qaiser Khan Kundi raided in different bazaars of Lalazaar Colony and its surrounding areas and arrested 18 shopkeepers for profiteering and display of goods outside their shops.
PESHAWAR -- District administration Peshawar Thursday arrested 94 persons during crackdown against profiteering and encroachments in different parts of the district Peshawar.
Similarly, AAC Shazia Atta conducted raids in different markets of Hayatabad and arrested 15 persons for profiteering while AAC Javed Anwar Kamal arrested 9 profiteers from Bana Mari area.
PESHAWAR -- District Administration Peshawar during last three days arrested 85 persons for erecting encroachments and profiteering from different parts of the district.