KUWAIT CITY, April 8: Officers from the General Department for Residency Affairs arrested 34 violators of residency law during a surprise campaign they launched in Kabad area based on instructions from the Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passport Affairs Major General Mazen Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah. Majority of the arrested individuals were under the visa of article No. 20 (domestic visa).
According to a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the suspects, when interrogated, confessed that they are working as domestic labor during the day time and then for different sponsors after their day job. When their details were checked, the officers discovered that many were reported as absconding and some were also wanted for some other cases.
Meanwhile, officers from the department also arrested eight employees of a fake domestic labor office in Abu Halifa area for swindling Kuwaiti citizens. Reportedly, when the department received information about the illegal activities of the labor office, they launched investigations to confirm the information with some Kuwaiti citizens who were cheated by the employees of the office under the pretext of providing domestic workers but were eventually swindled of their money.
After observing the suspects and taking necessary measures, securitymen arrested them and referred them to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action. They will be deported and their sponsors will be held legally responsible for their actions.
Spring camps razed, cash deducted
Teams from the General Cleaning and Road Works Department of Jahra Municipality launched a campaign to remove spring camps before refunding insurance premiums, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
The Public Relations and Media Department of Kuwait Municipality Tuesday explained that the campaign resulted in demolition and removal of 45 camps and deduction of insurance from the owners of those camps for noncompliance to the administrative Decision No. 25/2016 related to organization of 2016/2017 camping season.
The demolition and removal operation saw the involvement of four half-lorries, four tippers, three trailers, four cranes and one forklift as well as 26 municipality workers.
Meanwhile, Farwaniya emergency team, with the cooperation of officials from Ministry of Interior, launched a campaign in cafés of Ardiya Industrial Area to verify compliance of the cafes to the municipality regulations. A total of 12 cafés were inspected out of which eight were found to be in violation of the regulations in building structures, foodstuff and advertisements, and these cafés were issued with citations