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Foreign liquor seized; 129 illegals held

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2: Customs officer of Shuwaikh Port foiled an attempt to smuggle 2,730 bottles of red label from an unspecified GCC country hidden inside a special container for importing fodder. Sources said the officers doubted the content of the 40- footer container and found the contraband worth thousands of dinars after an intensive search. The items were referred to the concerned authority.

Meanwhile, Ahmadi securitymen launched a surprise inspection campaign in the governorate as part of their efforts to maintain peace and order in the area, as well as to track down criminals, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The campaign led to the arrest of 14 people wanted by law for their involvement in various crimes, 129 who have no valid identification documents, and four others for the possession of drugs and liquor. All those arrested during the campaign were referred to the concerned security department for the necessary legal action. And, Ahmadi traffic police impounded 23 vehicles and trucks for various traffic violations. Most of the culprits were caught driving in the opposite direction, reports Al- Watan Arabic daily.

48 cars seized: During a campaign on reckless motorists and violators of traffic laws in and around Wafra, police are said to have impounded 48 vehicles, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily. Some of the impounded cars were reported stolen by their owners while others were not registered with the General Traffic Department. Most of those who were arrested were caught red-handed making stunts. Meanwhile, the Farwaniya police during a surprise crackdown against residence and labor law violators have arrested 26 expatriates, reports Al- Anba daily. According to the security sources one of those arrested has been staying in the country illegally for the past 26 years. He was reportedly selfemployed - running an illegal overseas calls business. And, traffic police affiliated to the Capital Governorate have issued 48 citations to motorists for committing various kinds of violations, reports Al- Watan Arabic daily. The citations were issued at the intersection of Damascus Street with the Second Ring Road.

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