KUWAIT CITY, Aug 29: Officers from the Criminal Evidence Department at the Interior Ministry arrested a female Health Ministry employee assigned in Sabah Hospital for taking bribes in exchange for setting appointments for surgeries conducted by visiting doctors.
According to a security source, the arrest happened after the General Criminal Investigation Department received information about the woman’s illegal activity. A security team was tasked to put her under surveillance and they discovered she took KD 3,000 from a patient in exchange for ensuring the surgery is conducted by visiting doctors.
The employee was referred to the Public Prosecution for the necessary legal measures and investigations are ongoing to determine if she has accomplices.
Traffic crackdown: General Department of Public Relations and Security Media at Ministry of Interior revealed that the General Traffic Department carried out several traffic campaigns in all governorates of the State of Kuwait during the period from Aug 20 to 26.
In a press statement issued by the ministry, the department explained that 28,780 traffic citations were issued, 1,166 vehicles and one motorbike were impounded, 74 people were detained in traffic custody for committing serious offenses, and four expatriates were referred for deportation as they were caught driving without a license.
The department stressed the need for road users to adhere to the traffic rules and regulations to ensure the safety of all.
It affirmed the continuity of its awareness campaigns in cooperation with various mass media including social media in order to achieve the desired goals.
Death cause probed: The remains of a 36-year-old Kuwaiti woman have been referred to Forensics to identify the cause of death, reports Al-Anba daily.
The corpse was discovered when the caretaker of the building where the woman resided, found bad odor coming from her apartment and informed the Operations Room of the Ministry of Interior.
The caretaker also said he knocked on the door of the apartment but the woman did not answer.
After taking legal procedures, firemen broke open the door of the apartment and found the partially decomposed body of the woman.
Initial reports showed the woman had died several days ago.
Kuwaiti swindled: Police are looking for a Lebanese lady who cheated a 43-year old citizen of KD 5,000 after convincing him to join her in business, reports Al-Anba daily.
In his compliant, the citizen said he met the lady at a popular café in Jabriya area where she talked him into the supposed business. He noted the lady switched off her mobile after collecting the above-stated sum. A case was registered.
Taxi driver robbed: Officers from Hawalli Security Directorate are looking for two individuals who robbed an Egyptian taxi driver at knife point, reports Al-Anba daily.
The driver (36 years old) told the police that two suspects asked him to transport them from Shuwaikh Industrial Area to Hawalli, and along the Fourth Ring Road opposite Jabriya area, the duo threatened him at knife point, stole his money and escaped. A case was registered.
Smuggling bid foiled: In two separate incident customs officers at the Kuwait International Airport recently foiled attempts by two men — an Asian and a Kuwaiti — to smuggle 2,200 narcotic pills and 4 large wraps of marijuana into the country, reports Al-Jaridah daily.
The daily added, the contraband was neatly hidden in secret places of the baggage.
During interrogation the Asian said the pills were for personal use.
The Kuwaiti also, who arrived from a European country, denied he was trafficking in drugs. However, in addition to the marijuana the inspectors also seized from him meth and drug consuming tools.
The suspects have been referred to the General Department for Drugs Control.
Syrian stabs himself: A 17-year-old Syrian reportedly stabbed himself in the upper arm after his elder brother discovered that he had stolen KD 310 from his shop, reports Al-Rai daily.
The daily added, the brother discovered the theft after he returned to the shop. When he accused his sibling of robbing the money, the latter started shouting and stabbed himself.
The teenager was rushed to Mubarak Al-Kabir Hospital. However, the elder brother refused to file a complaint against him.
3 men rescued: A Kuwaiti rescued three men from drowning when they were struggling to keep afloat while swimming at the Khor Al-Zour beach, reports Al-Shahed daily.
The Kuwaiti rescued them one by one before the arrival of Coast Guard.
An ambulance which was rushed to the area ensured they were in good health.
By Munaif Nayef
Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies