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An intensive security campaign was held in Khaitan area under the watch of Undersecretary of Ministry of Interior Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahad during which 255 individuals were arrested, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
The Public Relations and Security Media Department of Ministry of Interior explained that the arrested individuals included 7 involved in criminal cases, nine involved in civil cases, 50 reported as absconding by their sponsors, 43 who did not have their civil IDs, 70 with expired residence permits, 70 marginal personnel, one with expired entry visa, three who entered the country illegally and two for behaving indecently.
KUWAIT CITY, May 3: Most of the arrested individuals were referred to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action against them while the others were released on humanitarian basis. The department urged Kuwaiti citizens and expatriates to cooperate with securitymen during such campaigns and to refrain from sheltering those who violate the laws of the country.
Loot money shared: Sixteen people who are in police custody for alleged involvement in diesel smuggling activity are said to have shared hundreds of thousands of dinars among themselves, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources close to the investigations carried out by the Public Prosecution. An informed source said the defendants are of different nationalities, including Kuwaitis, and the quantity of diesel seized from them after smuggling was discovered is estimated to be worth KD 130,000. The Public Prosecution has sought the help of the banks to identify the amount of money they have transferred into their accounts.
Vital lines stolen: Police are looking for unidentifi ed thieves for stealing parts of overhead power lines that supply electricity to the Patriot Missile Batteries, reports Al-Rai daily. According to the Ministry of Electricity and Water thieves stole parts of overhead power lines that feed system for the Patriot Missile system and the incident was reported to the concerned authorities immediately to carry out the necessary maintenance.
However, the sources explained the Patriot Missile Batteries are not fed only by the overhead power lines but they mostly depend on power generators. The sources added the Ministry of Electricity and Water has often appealed to the concerned ministries to secure overhead power lines which are continuously exposed to systematic theft. The sources pointed out, the ministry is currently studying the possibility of installing CCTV cameras to monitor the overhead power lines.
Smuggling hashish: Customs officers at Burj Al-Arab Airport in Alexandria, Egypt recently foiled an attempt by an Egyptian passenger to smuggle hashish into Kuwait, reports Al-Rai daily.