Bangladeshis terrify Asians, charge money for makeshift shops

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 10: The Ahmadi police have arrested a 21-member gang of Bangladeshis for terrifying Asians and forcing them to pay what they called ‘protection’ money to use the pavement as stalls, reports Al-Shahed daily.
The daily quoting security sources said when ‘someone’ informed the police about the activity of the gang, securitymen set a trap for them and caught them in the act.
They have been handed over to the authorities.
Meanwhile, police have arrested an unemployed Kuwaiti youth for stealing the car of a former minister, reports Al-Anba daily.
According to a security source an Asian man working for the former minister as driver, left the car in operation and entered a central market. When he returned after three minutes he did not find the car.
He immediately alerted the Operations Department of the Ministry of Interior and the latter alerted all police patrols on duty in the area.
The suspect was arrested while driving the car along the Arabian Gulf Street. He has been handed over to the authorities.
In another case, police are looking for a four-man gang Asians for swindling some citizens, reports Al-Rai daily.
According to one of the complainants the main culprit and believed to be the leader of the  gang convinced a Kuwaiti that he can invest the money in logistic support contracts with the US Army in Kuwait and after the Kuwaiti paid him $300,000 he is said to have disappeared.
Investigations conducted by personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department revealed he was not the only victim of the gang. The gang is said to have cheated Kuwaitis to the tune of one million US dollars.
According to security sources police have received information that the main suspect’s wife left the country two days ago.


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