KUWAIT CITY, Sept 1: Officers from General Department of Rescue Police launched security campaigns in several areas throughout the country during which they arrested 136 wanted individuals and violators of law, seized five vehicles, issued 345 traffic citations and registered 14 violations.
The campaigns were carried out under the supervision of the Assistant Undersecretary for Operation Affairs at Ministry of Interior Major General Jamal Al-Sayegh and in the presence of many security leaders.
According to a press release issued by Ministry of Interior, a total of 1,471 wanted individuals and violators of law were arrested and about 7,851 citations were issued against various violations in the month of August.
Public Relations and Security Media Department affirmed that such security campaigns will continue based on a well-studied plan with the aim of reducing the number of violations. Regarding the security campaigns held on Wednesday, Aug 31, the department explained that the campaigns were launched at 4pm and continued for two hours.
Rescue police teams were allocated at security checkpoints and distributed at various entry and exit roads of the area.
The legal documents of the pedestrians and motorists were checked. The officers arrested 136 wanted individuals and violators of law. Among them, 24 were involved in civil cases, 31 were reported as absconding, 45 did not have their personal identification documents, 23 were holding expired residencies, three were wanted by law for drug-related cases, two were in a disoriented state, five were wanted by the General Department for Residency Affairs, one was involved in a case of fraud, one was sentenced to six-month imprisonment and another to three month-imprisonment.
They were referred to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action. The Public Relations and Security Media Department stressed that the aim of these campaigns is to control the security situation of the country by arresting violators of the country’s laws and the traffic regulations, as well as to reduce the crime rate in the country.
It urged Kuwaiti citizens and expatriates to ensure they always carry their official identification documents in order to avoid being arrested. The Public Relations and Security Media Department revealed that about 1,471 wanted individuals and violators of law were arrested and about 7,851 citations were issued in the month of August.
The arrested individuals included 102 individuals involved in drug-related cases, 27 who were in a disoriented state, 18 for possessing alcohol, four involved in theft cases, 44 involved in criminal cases, 394 involved in civil cases, 66 against whom arrest orders were issued, 590 who were reported as absconding and 226 for holding expired residencies.
In addition, 21 vehicles that are wanted by law and 32 violating vehicle were seized, and 2,031 direct traffic citations were issued during the security campaigns held throughout the month of August