KUWAIT CITY, May 20: A total of 12 wanted individuals were arrested, 233 traffic citations were issued and 17 vehicles that violated the traffic rules were confiscated during security campaigns that were launched in various parts of Hawally Governorate under the instructions of Hawally Security Director Brigadier Abedan Ali Al-Abedan, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the General Department of Public Relations and Media Security affirmed that these security campaigns are based on studies and plans of Ministry of Interior that cover all governorates of Kuwait with the aim of controlling security-related cases and following up violators of law.
It affirmed the important role played by Kuwaiti citizens and expatriates in supporting the security efforts by avoiding giving shelter or hiding any violators, so that they are not held legally responsible. The department also stressed the need for all residents of Kuwait to carry with them their personal identification document at all times.
Meanwhile, officers from the Foods and Shops Monitoring Unit affiliated to Services Inspection and Follow-up Department at Hawally Municipality Wednesday embarked on an inspection campaign, which resulted in the closing down of two shops that had started displaying foodstuffs before obtaining license and issuance of 55 different citations, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
According to information released by Kuwait Municipality’s Public Relations Department, the operation was a part of the ongoing campaign under the slogan “Your Health is a Trust”. It covered several shops, restaurants, cafés and warehouses where foodstuffs are sold.
The aim was to ensure the shops comply with regulations of Kuwait Municipality and that the worthiness of the foodstuffs is conformed before being displayed for sale during the month of Ramadan. Meanwhile, the Emergency Team of Capital Municipality also carried out inspection campaigns at some shops in Shuwaikh Industrial Area during which they seized and destroyed 350 kgs of rotten foods that included pistachio syrups, pasta and cakes.
Throughout the week, the officers inspected 124 warehouses and nine supermarkets in Shuwaikh and Al-Rai area, and issued six citations against the warehouses and another 20 against supermarkets. They also shut down seven warehouses and shops within the governorate.