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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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The Directorate General of Anti Profiteering (DGAP), which investigated the complaint against the said distributor, went through its books of accounts for the period November 15, 2017 to March 31, 2018.
profiteering and provide maximum relief to the general public, the spokesman added.
During raids on profiteers selling fruits and vegetables at inflated rates in the open market, 54 FIRs were lodged against vendors over violation of official price list and 56 people were arrested and sent to jail over profiteering.
The end result of penalizing and imprisoning the profiteers that was started some two decades ago has bitterly failed and the Commissionerate or the government could not devise a scientific mechanism for laying control over the menace of profiteering.
15 ( ANI ): In a bid to ensure timely grievance redressal for consumers, the National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) launched the "Anti Profiteering" online community in association with a citizen-engagement platform, LocalCircles.
On the directives of the DC the AAC Tariq Hussain conducted raids in Ghanta Ghar and its sorrounding areas and checked various shops, restaurants, cook tea sellers and others and arrested 16 persons for profiteering, selling adulterated tea leaf and a bakery for poor cleanliness condiitions.
'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.
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.
On the directives of the Deputy Commissioner, Peshawar, Mohammad Ali Asghar, Additional Assistant Commissioner (AAC), Mina Zahir inspected different shops on University Road and arrested 11 persons for profiteering, poor cleanliness conditions and not displaying official price-list.
FAISALABAD -- Special Price Control Magistrate Jameel Ahmad Bajwa imposed a fine of Rs.52,000/- on 18 shopkeepers on the charge of profiteering here Monday.
KARAK -- The local price review committee on Friday warned traders against profiteering in the district.
erecting encroachments and profiteering from different parts of the district.