KUWAIT CITY, Aug 22: Owners of 19 houses who were caught for connecting water supply to their homes illegally have been referred to the Legal Affairs Department of the Ministry of Electricity and Water, reports Al-Jarida daily. The daily added, this happened during a campaign which was launched in the Jaber Al-Ahmad residential area in cooperation with the judicial police team from the operation and maintenance sector of the ministry.
Diamond ring stolen: Police are looking for two niqab wearing women for stealing a diamond ring worth KD 650 from a jewelry shop, reports Al-Anba daily. The two sweet-talking women, believed to be in their 30s or 40s, pretended they were rich and show great interest in buying the ring, managed to divert his attention and escaped with the ring. Police have seen the CCTV footage from the camera installed in the shop.
Victim of fraud: In spite of warnings not to fall prey to cheats and not go give personal information about the bank accounts or ATM cards, an Egyptian fell victim to a person who called him and said he had won KD 20,000 prize and disclosed his ATM number and PIN code, reports Al-Anba daily. The victim in his complaint to the Jabriya Police Station said the suspect stole KD 213 from his account.
‘Qat’ seized: Customs officers at the Kuwait International Airport recently foiled the attempt of an Ethiopian woman to smuggle 2 kilos of qat hidden in her bags, reports Al-Rai daily. The Ethiopian was arrested on suspicion because she looked confused when she approached the inspection desk. The contraband and the smuggler have been referred to the General Department of Drug Control.
Posh car stolen: Police are looking for an unidentified person for stealing the car of Kuwaiti woman believed to be worth KD 24,000, reports Al-Anba daily. According to the complainant she left the car engine running and entered a pharmacy in Jabriya to buy pain killers. When she returned she saw someone getting behind the wheel and driving off. ❑ ❑ ❑