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5,826 individuals placed on terrorist list – Smoking ban in malls to take effect this week

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 20: The State Security Department, with the cooperation of intelligence agencies of Gulf, Arab and friendly countries, managed to identify and place 5,826 individuals on the terrorist list, reports Al-Shahed daily.

The departments of State Security of brotherly and friendly countries exerted tremendous efforts and coordinated in collecting information that led to identifying dangerous terrorists and blacklisting them in order to prevent them from entering the country.

Sources revealed that Ministry of Interior has adopted strict security measures to thwart any terrorist attempts. They also revealed that the ministry has postponed increasing the financial allocations for its secret sources overseas because of the country’s financial situation. It also postponed some security projects most notably the purchase of smart drones carrying sophisticated radars to monitor infiltrators across the sea and land border sites.

However, the sources affirmed that the rationalization process will not adversely affect the security work and that the officers of Ministry of Interior play their role to the fullest.

The decision to ban smoking in malls will be applied this week, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a source from Environment Public Authority (EPA). He declared that fines up to KD 5,000 will be imposed on the owners of restaurants, and KD 50 — KD 100 against smokers even if they use e-cigarettes.

The source explained that a meeting was recently held between officials from EPA and a number of owners of restaurants and commercial complexes to discuss this issue. The attendees were officially informed about the fines imposed on violations of the law on smoking ban, and that violators will be referred to the concerned authorities. He indicated that EPA officers will be dispatched to all malls and complexes to monitor the situation and ensure law enforcement and immediate intervention in case customers violate this law, so that necessary action can be taken against them. Affirming that special places will be allocated for smokers, the source warned people against violating this law.

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