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Around 800 illegals, felons arrested in nationwide raids – Gamblers nabbed, Indian held with liquor

KUWAIT CITY, June 17: Hawally securitymen arrested 12 Asian expatriates for gambling inside a flat. According to security sources, when the Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security Affairs Major General Ibrahim Al- Tarrah received information about a group of expatriates gambling inside their apartment, a security team was formed to investigate. After confirming the information and taking necessary measures, securitymen raided the apartment and arrested 12 expatriates of various Asian nationalities. When questioned, they confessed that they have been gambling since the 1st of Ramadan. Securitymen confiscated gambling tools and money from the apartment. The suspects were arrested and referred with the items to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action.

Security crackdown: During a security crackdown in all the governorates of Kuwait police have arrested 800 residence and labor laws violators, reports Al-Rai daily. The campaign was launched under the supervision of the head of the General Security Affairs at the Ministry of Interior Major-General Ibrahim Al-Tarrah in collaboration with various security sectors. During the campaign police arrested three people in a drugs case in Hawalli and one man reported absconding by his sponsor. Police also arrested four people who had been sentenced in absentia, solved six cases of fighting and arrested 13 residence law violators in Jahra. In Farwaniya, five cases of drugs and alcohol were registered and police took into custody two reported absconding.

Liquor seized: An Indian expatriate was arrested in Salmiya area in possession of 100 bottles of locally manufactured liquor. According to security sources, Hawally securitymen were patrolling Salmiya area when they suspected a Japanese-made vehicle and stopped it for checking. They checked the details of the driver and discovered he is an Indian expatriate. They found 100 bottles of locally manufactured liquor inside the trunk of his vehicle. He was arrested and referred with the liquor bottles to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action.

‘Stuntmen’ nabbed: Ahmadi securitymen seized 15 vehicles and issued 21 traffic citations during a traffic campaign in various areas within Ahmadi Governorate. According to security sources, when Ahmadi Security Director Brigadier Abdullah Safa received information about a group of reckless drivers performing stunts before breaking their fast, he formed a security team to investigate. Ahmadi securitymen were distributed to the exit points of the areas before the campaign was launched. The team seized 15 vehicles and issued 21 traffic citations during the campaign. The sources affirmed that securitymen will continue to hold such campaigns to arrest reckless drivers and stunt performers on the roads.

Fireworks seized: Customs officers at the Shuwaikh Port recently foiled an attempt of an unidentified person to smuggle into the country fireworks worth KD 1 million, reports Al-Shahed daily. According to the customs sources, the bill lading showed the container was carrying household goods and gloves and the contraband was neatly stacked inside the utensils and gloves. The contraband has been seized and a case has been filed against the goods importing company.

‘No show tribe, sect’: The Ministry Interior has issued a circular to all ministry sectors according to which securitymen are forbidden to wear name plates on their uniform while on duty showing their family name or tribe or sect, reports Al-Anba quoting security sources. The source noted this action is aimed at preventing embarrassment for officers who may tend to show a soft corner for tribe or sect members while issuing citations.

By Meshal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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