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Pledge to wipe out crime, unwanted elements ‘Jleeb raid successful’

 KUWAIT CITY, Dec 4: The Ministry of Interior organized a surprise inspection campaign on Dec 3, 2013, in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh and Farwaniya to arrest violators of residence laws and people wanted by law, reports Alam Alyawm daily. The campaign, which is part of a carefully planned strategy to get rid of menial workers (who are brought into the country and abandoned to their fate) and violators of laws, came upon directives from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammed Al- Khalid Al-Sabah. This campaign centred on densely populated work areas and was headed by Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passports Affairs at the Ministry of Interior Sheikh Faisal Nawaf Al-Sabah.

The campaign was also supervised by Director General of the Immigration Investigations Department Brigadier Ghazi Al- Lame’a and General Director of the General Department of Private Security Forces Brigadier Ali Mahdi. Taking part in the campaign were traffic police, private forces and Media Security Department. According to security sources 420 people were arrested during the campaign including people who had been sentenced in absentia, residence law violators and others. Sheikh Faisal Nawaf Al-Sabah went on to say the Ministry of Interior is determined to get rid of what he called unwanted elements and rid the society of all sorts of crimes to preserve and protect the security and stability in the country.

He went on to say most of those arrested are people under Article 20 (house helpers) who were brought into the country by their sponsors and let them loose to work for others or those runaways on whom the sponsors have failed to file reports at police stations. In these cases, the senior official said action will be taken against the sponsors.

The Security Media Department stated that the surprise security campaigns have achieved positive results and that all those arrested will be referred to the concerned authorities. The department said the security and stability of the country is of utmost importance and an important requirement. The department added, the campaign will cover all governorates of Kuwait. Meanwhile, officers from the Hawalli Traffic Department impounded 27 vehicles and detained 17 motorists, including juveniles that were caught driving without license, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

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