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140 people wanted in drug cases, non-payment of debts held

KUWAIT CITY, April 16: Officers from the Public Security Sector arrested 140 wanted individuals during security campaigns they launched in all governorates during the weekend based on instructions from Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security Affairs at Ministry of Interior Major General Ibrahim Al-Tarrah. The arrested individuals included some who were wanted for drug-related cases, some others involved in cases for nonpayment of debts ranging from KD 100 to KD 100,000, and others who were issued verdicts in absentia that sentenced them to jail terms ranging from six months to 20 years. Security sources affirmed that the aims of these security campaigns and nightly patrols are to control security, arrested wanted individuals and follow up reckless drivers.

Acquitted of ‘assault’: The Misdemeanor Court acquitted a Kuwaiti citizen who was accused of physically assaulting a police officer while the latter was on duty. According to the testimony of the police officer, he was at a police station when he received a call concerning a fight. He rushed to the location and found that one of the individuals involved in the fight had sustained injuries. Upon asking him for his identification document as a procedural move, the individual decided to run away, forcing the officer to chase him. He climbed a fence and landed on a covered car park where the suspect jumped on him and attacked him, causing injuries which were indicated in a medical report that was obtained later. Representing the citizen was Lawyer Zaid Al-Khabbaz who said the testimony by the officer is unrealistic and contradictory, due to which he requested the court to acquit his client from all charges.

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