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Gang assisting runaway maids busted

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 16: A gang was arrested recently for committing fraudulent acts and assisting housemaids who run away from their sponsors or those who are sick and unable to work. According to a press statement issued by the Ministry of Interior, when the authorities revealed several complaints regarding the issue, the General Department for Criminal Evidences formed a team for arresting the gang based on instructions from the Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passport Affairs Major General Sheikh Mazen Al- Jarrah. The gang, which consists of individuals of various nationalities, was arrested and referred to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action.

Wanted man arrested: A Kuwaiti citizen, who is wanted by law for escaping from a life imprisonment sentence issued against him because of his involvement in drug peddling, was arrested along with four other citizens and two Bedoun men in possession of narcotics in Sulaibiya area. According to security sources, Jahra securitymen set up security checkpoints in various locations within the governorate. At one of the checkpoints, securitymen arrested the suspects and confiscated the narcotics in their possession. They were referred to the concerned authorities for necessary legal measures.

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