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Major General Abdulfattah Al-Ali, other senior officers during the raid
200 held, 340 cars seized, 3,500 citations in huge raids Over 150 males, females caught drunk, carrying drugs

 KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1: Several traffic and security campaigns were launched on the first day of the New Year in various areas within the country under the guidance of Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs at Ministry of Interior Major General Abdul Fattah Al-Ali.

Securitymen arrested more than 200 individuals, seized more than 340 vehicles and issued 3,500 traffic citations. According to security sources, the campaigns were launched in various locations within the six governorates including Arabian Gulf Street, Wafra, Julai’a, Subbiya, Hawally and Salmiya areas.

They revealed that the campaigns also included chalets, livestock pens and stables. More than 150 male and female youths were arrested in Salmiya and Hawally areas for consuming alcohol and possessing drugs. Securitymen also arrested 33 juveniles while 40 individuals who were involved in various finance and criminal cases were also arrested.

More than 300 vehicles that were driven recklessly or used to commit serious traffic violations were seized while traffic officers issued about 3,500 traffic citations. They seized more than 40 ‘GT and Z’ vehicles, which the motorists were driving recklessly near Wafra Cooperative Society. Many of the motorists had abandoned their vehicles in the desert area before fleeing from the location.

Major General Al-Ali affirmed that the campaigns were launched to ensure the traffic rules were being followed, adding that a large number of traffic officers, securitymen and Kuwait Municipality officers participated in the campaigns. Indicating that necessary action will be taken against the violators of law and traffic rules, he stressed that such campaigns will continue in all governorates of the country in the coming days.

By: Munaif Nayef, Meshal Al- Sanousi and Abdulnasser Al- Aslami Al-Seyassah Staf

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