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KUWAIT CITY, March 19: Last week, the Traffic and Operations Sector carried out a number of traffic and security campaigns in Sulaibiya Industrial Area, Hawally and Maidan Hawally, with the cooperation of the “Committee of Five” formed by the General Department of Criminal Investigation, the General Department of Residence Investigation, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Public Authority for Industry, the Ministry of Electricity and Water, and the Kuwait Municipality, reports Al-Jarida daily.
In a press statement issued on Thursday, an officer from the Public Relations and Media Department of the General Traffic Department, Major Abdullah Buhassan, explained that the Traffic and Operations Sector continued its field campaigns on the violating workshops in the industrial areas. These campaigns resulted in the issuance of 420 citations for various traffic violations, referral of 12 vehicles to the impound garage, and the seizing of three vehicles that are wanted for theft cases. The campaign also resulted in the issuance of 51 violation reports by the inspectors of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Electric supply was cut off to 13 workshops and garages by the inspectors of the Ministry of Electricity and Water. About 63 arrest reports were issued by the Public Authority for Industry. The detectives of the General Administration of Residency Investigations and the participants of the campaign were able to seize 17 residency violators. Inspectors of the Kuwait Municipality placed 260 warning stickers on neglected vehicles. Detectives of the Anti- Counterfeiting and Forgery Department in the General Department of Criminal Investigation seized six vehicles that did not have any information in the vehicle database.
Major Buhassan revealed that the traffic police, through the checkpoints, were able to arrest an Asian resident who has been in violation of the residency law since ten years, adding that some Arab residents who were in an abnormal condition were arrested, as well as five juveniles who were caught driving vehicles without a driving license.