Crime

Ransom demand for Kuwaiti held in Iraq

KUWAIT CITY, March 31: A Kuwaiti businessman, Khalid Abdul Razaq Al Sarhan, 53, has been abducted reportedly by a gang in Iraq, reports Al-Rai daily. According to his family, Sarhan travelled to Iraq frequently to purchase sheep and export them to Kuwait via Iran. “My brother is a retired Ministry …

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Ceiling of under-construction mosque collapses, 4 Egyptians injured

KUWAIT CITY, March 30: Four Egyptian construction workers sustained injuries in different parts of their bodies when the ceiling of an under construction mosque in Qairuwan collapsed. Firefighters from Sulaibikhat Fire Station and a rescue team rushed to the location after the Operations Unit at Kuwait Fire Service Directorate received …

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Securitymen ‘seize’ 22 vehicles, arrest owners for reckless driving – Asian held with 34 liquor bottles

KUWAIT CITY, March 30: Ahmadi securitymen seized 22 vehicles and arrested their owners for driving recklessly and endangering their lives and of others around them. According to security sources, Ahmadi Security Director Brigadier Abdullah Safa formed a team of securitymen for carrying out intensive traffic campaigns in various areas of …

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4 Bangladeshis caught for kidnapping & ransom case

KUWAIT CITY, March 30: The Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh police have arrested a gang of 4 Bangladeshis and are looking for two others for robbing people and kidnapping their countrymen and demanding ransom to release them, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily did not give more details. 2 citizens held for thefts: The …

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Citizen ‘wants’ his maid tried in court – ‘Pet dog killed’

MANAMA, March 30: Police in Kuwait are keeping a housemaid in custody after her employer threatened to punish her personally if no legal action was taken against her for killing his favourite pet dog. The Kuwaiti told the police in his testimony that the helper sought to exact revenge on …

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Securitymen ‘arrest’ two bedoun, seize 4-kg meth valued at KD 100,000

KUWAIT CITY, March 30: Personnel from the General Department for Drugs Control have arrested two bedoun for trafficking in drugs, reports Al-Jarida daily. The daily added, the suspects were caught red-handed while selling shabu worth KD 2,000 to an undercover police agent in Salmiya. The daily added, the suspects attempted …

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Hungarian accused of rape by Filipina housemaid

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: A Filipino housemaid has filed a complaint with the Salmiya Police Station accusing a Hungarian of sexually molesting her, reports Al-Anba daily. The complainant said the suspect hired her from a domestic labor office to work for his family. However, she said, she was shocked when …

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3 people molest Kuwaiti woman in mall

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: A GCC national and two Bedoun men were arrested for molesting a Kuwaiti woman inside a mall in Salmiya area and attacking her husband. According to security sources, when securitymen received information from a citizen that he was attacked by three individuals when he defended his …

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CID arrest youth for ‘swindling’ 80 people to the tune of KD 4 mn

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: Personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department have arrested a 21-year-old Kuwaiti for swindling people, reports Al-Jarida daily. According to security sources the youth convinced people that he will invest their money on their behalf and promised high monthly returns. The arrest came after one of the …

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Suspect in drug case freed to look after quadriplegic mother

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: The Court of Appeals chaired by Judge Adel Al-Huwaidi nullified the verdict of First Instance Court that sentenced a Kuwaiti man to five years in prison with hard labor. The court acquitted the suspect of possessing narcotics for consumption and sale purposes. The case file indicated …

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