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Expats deported from one GCC country cannot enter another 80,000 illegals still in Kuwait: report

KUWAIT CITY, July 20: The Gulf Cooperation Council countries have already started applying a law that bans any expatriate deported from one of the GCC countries from entering the rest of the GCC countries, Annahar daily quoted reliable sources as saying. They said the new law is based on the GCC security pact. Moreover, the country which deports an expatriate will be allowed to take his fingerprints and share the information including the fingerprints with the rest of the GCC countries to protect the Gulf organization from any exterior hazards.

In the same context, sources confirmed that the GCC countries are coordinating efforts to control drugs through exchange of information such as the names of smugglers and modus operandi and other data. On the local front, the sources pointed out the number of residence permit violators have reached 80,000 based on the statistics issued by the Ministry of Interior.

The daily added the Interior Ministry is exerting tremendous efforts to reduce this number through intensive campaigns and deportation of the violators. The sources also said expatriates who hold Egyptian and Syrian travel documents will not be allowed to visit the country except after getting approval from Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Deal reached: An agreement has been reached between the General Department of Residence (formerly known as the Immigration Department) and the General Administration of Criminal Evidences to send the fingerprints of arrivals into the country automatically to the General Administration for Residence within 48 hours of fingerprinting the person, with the exception of the newcomers to link the approval of the residence permit to the General State Security Administration to check on them and give security clearance, reports Al-Rai daily. 
The sources added, the e-fingerprints which has been accredited to the Criminal Evidences Department has contributed significantly to reach this mechanism to shorten the time and effort and eliminate red tape.  Meanwhile, the Director-General of the Department of Public Affairs Major-General Talal Al-Ma’arafie has issued a cognitive decision not to allow the drivers and the company representative (holding Article 18 residence) who have returned to their countries for good, to return to the country before completion of two years after their departure.  The decision is aimed at curbing manipulations and trafficking in visas.
Duo held: The Ahmadi police have arrested two Egyptians for possessing drugs and cigarettes filled with hashish, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily. The daily quoting security sources said the suspects were caught during a surprise security campaign in Mahboula. The men have been handed over to the concerned authorities.
Hawkers nabbed: During a crackdown on residence and labor laws violators, police have arrested 53 people including hawkers and referred them to the concerned authorities for necessary action, reports Al-Anba daily. According to reliable sources all those arrested are expected to be deported from the country.
Fake cell-phones: Air customs officers recently foiled an attempt by an unidentified company to smuggle into the country imitation cell phones worth KD 50,000, reports Al-Shahed daily. The daily quoting reliable sources said the shipment arrived into the country and the bill of lading showed it contained spare parts. The shipment arrived from an Asian country. Without going into details the daily said the shipment has been confiscated.
Maid robs owners: Police are looking for an unidentified Sri Lankan maid for stealing the clothes and jewelry worth KD 700 belonging to her sponsor’s wife, reports Al-Rai daily. The sponsor has provided police details about the maid.

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