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9 persons arrested

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 1: The Public Security Sector continued the surprise inspection campaigns carried out by police officers from Ahmadi Governorate Security Command, resulting in the impounding of 21 cars and arrest of nine individuals who have no valid identification documents. In a press statement, Security Director General of Ahmadi Governorate Brigadier Abdallah Al-Saffah affirmed that the surprise campaigns will go on to ensure peace and order in every part of the governorate.

Tackling explosives: The Interior Ministry, in cooperation with the administration of the Avenues Mall, organized a training course on how to deal with explosions for security supervisors inside the mall. In a press statement, the ministry explained this is part of its awareness and training programs designed for those working in commercial malls and markets, in coordination with the concerned bodies in these establishments. A number of specialized officers presented lectures in the two-day training course and the participants expressed their gratitude to the ministry for its efforts to raise awareness on security issues among the workers.

Saudi released: An unidentified Saudi, who was arrested and handed over to the State Security police for interrogation, has been released, reports Al-Rai daily. Earlier it was reported police had taken into custody a 28-year-old Saudi, identified only as T.H, for security reasons. The man, who entered the country on Sept 26, 2015, was reportedly whisked away for interrogation after he allegedly made inquiries on the opening and closure timings of the Heritage Village and the number of people visiting the place every day. He was released after the authorities made certain that he is a mere tourist and meant no harm to the national security of the country.

Six caught begging: The Ahmadi police have arrested six women for begging for alms, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, the women who have been referred to the deportation center, were caught begging for alms in front of commercial malls and ATM machines.

2 kilos ‘qat’ seized: Customs officers at the Kuwait International Airport recently foiled an attempt by an Ethiopian housemaid to smuggle two kilos of qat into the country, reports Al-Anba daily. The qat was hidden in one of her bags. The contraband and the maid have been referred to the authorities.

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