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51 persons nabbed

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1: During traffic campaigns launched in all areas of Kuwait from Jan 22-28, officers from General Traffic Department issued a total of 32,237 traffic citations, seized 116 vehicles, detained 51 individuals in traffic custody and referred some expatriates for deportation after they were caught driving vehicles without driving licenses. According to a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the patrol teams seized 31 vehicles that were involved in cases. The General Traffic Department affirmed continuation of 24/7 traffic campaigns in all governorates for ensuring safety of road users.

Drug pills seized: Customs officers at the Kuwait International Airport recently foiled the attempt of an Egyptian man to smuggle 930 narcotic pills (Tramadol) and a piece of hashish hidden in one of his bags, reports Al-Shahed daily. The contraband and the smuggler have been referred to the General Department of Drugs Control. Meanwhile, police are looking for an unidentified person for impersonating police and robbing KD 1,720 from a Bangladeshi mandoub, reports Al-Anba daily. The Bangladeshi told the Zahra Police Station that the man claimed he was a policeman, robbed his money and drove off. When the complainant gave police the car plate number of the suspect, securitymen discovered the car was reported stolen by the owner.

Debt not cleared: Police have arrested a Kuwaiti for failing to pay KD 23,000 debt, reports Al-Shahed daily. A police source said the suspect had parked his vehicle in ‘No Parking’ zone in Mangaf and when police checked his ID, securitymen discovered he was wanted by law for failing to pay debt. He has been handed over to the Sentences Enforcement Department

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