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200 people ‘arrested’ in last 48 hours security crackdown

Securitymen during the campaign at an illegal market
Securitymen during the campaign at an illegal market

KUWAIT CITY, March 19: The Public Security Department continued its security campaigns in various parts of the country in the last 48 hours, resulting in the arrest of 200 people who committed various violations – some of whom are wanted by law for involvement in civil and criminal cases. During these campaigns, the security officers prevented 40 public brawls in commercial complexes and along the streets in all governorates. Such campaigns are ongoing in every part of the country to ensure strict compliance with the law and those proven to have violated the law are referred to concerned authorities for legal action.

Crime rate down by 32 pc: The Capital Governor ret. Lieutenant General Thabet Al-Muhanna affirmed that the reduction in the crime rate by 32 percent last year resulted from the efforts exerted by the Capital Security Director Major General Ibrahim Al-Tarrah and the concerned security authorities for maintaining law and order across Capital Governorate. The governor said this during a ceremony organized at the governorate headquarters in honor of various security agencies that participated in the festivities of the National Days. He said the Kuwaiti society has been living for long time in harmony and unity with love for the country to the extent that some citizens even sacrificed their lives for the defense of the country. Al-Muhanna affirmed that Kuwaitis are exemplary of patriotism and dedication in a manner of displaying love for the country through their massive participation in the festivities. He commended citizens for their loyalty towards their homeland.

Student stabbed: A student was arrested for stabbing his classmate with a knife during a quarrel between them in a private school in Jahra area. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information from the school administration about the quarrel, securitymen rushed to the location. The injured student was taken to the hospital while other student was arrested and referred to Juvenile Prosecution for necessary legal action against him. Meanwhile, five juveniles attacked a school manager in Sulaibiya area. Securitymen rushed to the location after they received information about the incident and they arrested two Bedoun students, one Omani and two Saudi. They were referred to the Juvenile Prosecution for necessary legal procedures.

KD 80,000 dud cheques: A Kuwaiti citizen who is wanted by law for issuing dud cheques of KD 80,000 was arrested from his house in Sabah Al-Salem area, reports Al-Anba daily. Acting on information and armed with a warrant issued by the Public Prosecution, officers from the Sentences Enforcement Department raided the tcitizen’s house in Sabah Al-Salem and arrested him.

50 gas cylinders seized: An Iranian expatriate was arrested in possession of 50 cooking gas cylinders which are suspected of being stolen, reports Al-Shahed daily Rabya securitymen were patrolling when they stopped a heavy vehicle loaded with gas cylinders and questioned the Iranian driver about the source of the cylinders. When he failed to give a proper response, they arrested him and referred him to the concerned authorities for interrogations.

Blind camel tackled: A blind camel was seen wandering on the main road leading to Sulaibiya farms, reports Al-Anba daily When the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the blind camel, securitymen rushed to the location, controlled the camel and returned it to its owner.

By Munaif Nayef, Meshal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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