Crowded jails force police to suspend anti-illegal raids Sponsors, companies in human trafficking penalised

KUWAIT CITY, July 19: More than 600 people are in jail awaiting deportation to their countries, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting security sources. The daily added, these people were arrested during security campaigns. It has also been reported the security campaigns have been temporarily suspended until people who are at the deportation centers are sent back to their countries. In the meantime, the daily also said 1,000 sponsors of domestic workers have been punished for sponsoring workers and allowing them to work for others. They have also been banned from sponsoring more workers. The authorities have also blacklisted 700 companies for trafficking in residence permits and the owners have been referred to the Public Prosecution. The same sources said, however, the efforts are ongoing to arrest violators of the residence law.

Two addicts nabbed: The Director of Operations of the Hawalli Governorate Security Directorate has referred two Kuwaitis to the General Department of Drugs Control, reports Alam Alyawm daily. The daily one of the men had earlier been arrested and sentenced to a prison term for possessing hashish. The suspects - aged 34 and 41 years old -- were arrested in a suburb of Nugra, for reckless driving and while issuing a citation, the officer discovered the men were abnormal. Police have also seized a small quantity of drugs from their vehicle.

Drugs with Lankan: A 39-year old Srilankan expatriate, who works at a leading company in Kuwait, was arrested in possession of drugs including heroin and a sum of KD 653 which he obtained by selling the drugs. According to security sources, while Farwaniya securitymen were patrolling Rabya area, they noticed man sitting inside a Japanese-made vehicle which he parked near a bachelor accommodation. They checked his details and discovered he is a Srilankan expatriate. Sensing his nervousness, they checked his vehicle and found narcotic pills, sachets of heroin and KD 653. He was arrested and referred to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action against him.

Expat says cheated: An unidentified European businessman has filed a complaint with the police accusing his Kuwaiti 'businessman' of cheating him, reports Alam Alyawm daily. In his complaint to the police, the victim said the suspect convinced him that he has a profitable investment project and lured the man to invest in it. He added, after he invested KD 15,000 in the alleged project the man disappeared.

Maid accused of theft: A Kuwaiti woman, whose identity has not been disclosed, has filed a complaint with the police accusing an Ethiopian maid of stealing KD 1,000 cash and two expensive watches, reports Al-Rai daily. A case has been filed with the Fahd Al-Ahmed Police Station.

Maid in suicide bid: An unidentified 25-year-old Asian maid who tried in vain to end her life by consuming a large quantity of medicine pills was rushed to the Mubarak Al-Kabir Hospital and given stomach wash, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily. The daily added, when the sponsor saw the maid semiconscious and unable to move, he called the Operations Department of the Ministry of Interior. Paramedics rushed to the spot and took the woman to the hospital. Police are interrogating the maid to find out why she wanted to end her life.

Fight over car wash: Four Asians who were involved in a fight inside the parking lot of the Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh commercial complex have been referred to the Farwaniya Police Station, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added the fight took place over a dispute while washing cars.

Ex-husband blamed: A Syrian woman filed a case against her ex-husband, accusing him of forging her signature in order to avoid paying her alimony, reports Al-Anba daily. Securitymen have summoned the suspect to the police station for interrogations.

Cash stolen by ATM: An unidentified teacher has filed a complaint with the police accusing an unidentified person of stealing his ATM card and stealing KD 200 from his account, reports Alam Alyawm daily. The daily added police have asked to see the CCTV camera footage of the bank branch from where the money has been withdrawn. Meanwhile, a Kuwaiti man, whose identity has not been disclosed, has filed a complaint with the police accusing an unidentified person of stealing his wallet. The wallet contained KD 1,236, reports Alam Alyawm daily.

Pakistanis injured: Two Pakistanis who were injured following a traffic accident along the Arabian Gulf Street have been admitted to the Amiri Hospital, reports Al-Rai daily. The victims were taken to the hospital by paramedics.

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