KUWAIT CITY, Aug 28: An Asian expatriate was arrested in Farwaniya area for smuggling imported liquor bottles and selling them to his clients. According to security sources, when officers from General Department for Criminal Investigations received information about the Asian smuggler of imported liquor, they launched investigations to confirm the information. After taking necessary legal measures, the officers arrested the suspect in the act of selling some liquor bottles.
They checked his apartment and found 300 bottles of imported liquor. He was referred with the confiscated liquor bottles to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action.
Meanwhile, officers from the General Department for Residency Affairs arrested 22 African expatriates from a bogus domestic labor office after receiving reports from a number of Kuwaiti citizens and expatriates about being cheated of their money by the office.
The suspects were discovered to be violators of law and were involved in some cases. They were referred to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action.
Airport worker held: Farwaniya Prosecutor detained an employee of Kuwait International Airport at the Central Prison for 21 days for investigations over a case filed against him for allegedly facilitating the entry and exit of an Indian expatriate who has a travel ban, reports Al-Anba daily.
According to reports, the employee facilitated the entry and exit of the expatriate six times for which he received KD 700 each time, and did not stamp the expatriate’s passport.
Airport authorities had suspected the expatriate passenger who was seen wandering suspiciously and hesitating to go to the passport control counter. They approached him and questioned him, and he revealed that he was waiting for the employee to help him pass without stamping his passport. He added that he travelled six times like this in the past. He then directed the authorities to the employee, who denied the accusation.
However, investigations confirmed that the employee did play a part in facilitating the entry and exit of the expatriate.
In coordination with the Directorate General for Civil Aviation, it was discovered that the expatriate’s name was entered in the exit and entry lists six times but he was not included in the lists of the airport authorities.
Both the employee and the expatriate were referred to Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area as a prelude to being sent to the Central Prison.
Two caught with pills: Personnel from the Criminal Evidences Department have arrested two people and seized from them 30,000 Tramadol pills, reports Al-Shahed daily.
The daily added the arrest came after the security officers received a tip off from a police agent.
Based on this information, and after taking necessary legal procedures police raided their hideout and seized from them a small bag containing shabu, a scale and cash in addition to the pills. They have been referred to the competent authority.
The General Directorate of Security Relations and Information said the securitymen will always remain vigilant to maintain the security of the homeland.
Cable thieves nabbed: The Criminal Investigations Department arrested a seven-member Asian gang that has been stealing electrical cables, reports Al-Shahed daily.
When the department received information about some suspicious expatriates in Jaber Al-Ali, officers rushed to the location and found the suspects at the location near a vehicle which had some cables on it.
When questioned, the suspects admitted to stealing the electrical cables and selling them in Mahboula.
All seven members of the gang were referred with the confiscated to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action.
By Munaif Nayef
Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies