KUWAIT CITY, June 3: In a suspected human trafficking agent on Tuesday afternoon reportedly attempted to commit suicide after she was beaten by a group of women sheltered at the Zimbabwean embassy in Kuwait, reports Al-Rai daily.
The agent, who also sought refuge at the embassy, reportedly attempted to end her life inside one of the toilets using a belt to strangle herself but was rescued after another saw her and called for help.
A source who is aware of what is going on said the woman is accused of facilitating travel arrangements for some of the over 200 women trafficked to Kuwait on the promise of rich pickings in the Gulf country.
As of yesterday, 20 women were reportedly still staying at the embassy, while they wait for the Zimbabwean government to facilitate their return home. The agent, whose name has been withheld, was allegedly attacked by Zimbabweans and a few Ghanaians, who joined in, although it could not be ascertained why the West Africans were housed at the Zimbabwean embassy.
Liquor factories busted: Securitymen raided a livestock pen used as a liquor factory and a house serving the same purpose in Qurain area, says Al Seyassah. Apparently, acting Undersecretary for Public Security Affairs, Major General Ibrahim Al Tarrah learnt about a group of Asians running liquor factory liquor inside a livestock pen in Kabad area. He formed a team led by Brigadier Abdullah Al-Saffa to monitor the pen. The police raided the pen and arrested three Asians after discovering 115 barrels full of local brew, 5 tanks specialized for distillation, and 900 bottles of liquor ready for sale. In a related story, detectives from Mubarak Al Kabeer busted four Asians, including two women, for running a liquor factory in a house in Qurain area. They were referred to concerned authorities.
‘Brothel’ raided: Acting on information and armed with a search and arrest warrant issued by the Public Prosecution, the Farwaniya police recently raided a ‘brothel’ in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh and arrested 6 Africans – four of them prostitutes and two men who had gone to seek flesh pleasure, reports Al-Anba daily. All those arrested have been referred to the concerned authorities to prepare their deportation from the country.