KUWAIT CITY, Oct 23: Personnel from the General Department for Residence Affairs have arrested an Asian and referred him to the Contagious Diseases Hospital, reports Al- Shahed daily. According to reports the man is a newcomer to the country and is believed to be carrier of AIDS. Sources say when he refused to be medically tested, he was arrested and taken for a medical check and a blood test showed he is suffering from AIDS. The concerned authorities are preparing documents to deport him from the country.
Fake offices targeted: The Labor Inspection Department of the Public Authority for Manpower has launched campaigns to uncover fake offices which do business in commercial complexes and which are reportedly rented out on monthly basis, reports Al-Shahed daily. The source added the decision by PAM to allow new establishments to sponsor three workers has resulted in fake offices mushrooming around town. The sources pointed out genuine employers will not be harassed, but those found taking advantage of the law will be punished and their transactions will be stopped if it is found they are involved in any activities.
Drug peddlers caught: Securitymen have arrested 5 Egyptians for selling drugs, reports Al-Anba daily. A security source said the arrest came after police received confidential information about the activity of the suspects that they were selling drugs to people visiting cafés. Plainclothes police then set a trap and caught two suspects redhanded. During interrogation they admitted to trafficking in drugs and gave police details about the hideout of their accomplices. Police then seized from the men different kinds of currencies, including Egyptian pounds and US dollars. Meanwhile, police have arrested an unidentified youth for possessing and consuming drugs, reports Al-Shahed daily. The youth was caught red-handed smoking hashish inside his sports car which was parked in front of a mosque in Jahra. He has been handed over to the concerned authorities.