Crime

Egyptians and a Bedoun held in for robbing restaurants

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 3: A gang of four — three Egyptians and a Bedoun — was arrested for breaking into restaurants in Hawally, Capital, Farwaniya and Jahra governorates and stealing from the till machines. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the General Department of Public Relations and …

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Kuwaiti growing ‘pot’ in home caught

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 3: A Kuwaiti citizen was arrested for cultivating marijuana in his house in Adan area. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the General Department of Public Relations and Security Media explained that the International Drugs Control Department received information about cultivation of marijuana in …

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Raids find cross-dressers, gays offering massage in health clubs

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1: Members of the joint committee from Public Authority for Manpower (PAM), Moral Detectives Department, and Ministry of Commerce and Industry raided health clubs for men where customers were enjoying relaxing massage services in the hands of gays. Targeting health clubs in Farwaniya Governorate, the committee carried …

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15 Non operative companies having 141 laborers busted

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1: A team from the Closed Companies Unit of Inspection Department at General Department for Residency Security Affairs discovered 15 companies that do not practice any activities but have 141 laborers under their sponsorship. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the General Department of …

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Crime rate drops in 2017: report

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1: Crimes in Kuwait dropped by 18.5 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year, a ranking officer of the Ministry of Interior said on Thursday, according to KUNA. The ministry annual statistics showed that criminal acts deemed harmful to public interest decreased by 78.57 percent in …

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Jail for blogger

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1: The Criminal Court sentenced in absentia blogger Saqer Al- Hashash to five-year imprisonment with hard labor for posting messages deemed offensive to the entity of His Highness the Amir on his Twitter account, says Al-Seyassah. The Public Prosecution had pressed the charges against the blogger after …

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List of deportees eyed

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 31: A security source said the Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security Affairs at the Ministry of Interior Major-General Ibrahim Al-Tarrah has given instructions to security managers in all the governorates of Kuwait and security chiefs to send him the list of residence law violators, reports Al-Anba daily. …

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Death for woman, lover in child murder

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 31: The Criminal Court has issued death sentence against a Kuwaiti woman and her friend who are convicted of the murder of her daughter. Lawyer Ali Al-Ali, who is representing the father of the victim, said in a press release that the verdict should serve as a deterrent …

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Jail for ex-govt officials in forgery – US man acquitted in drugs case

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 31: The Criminal Court has sentenced the former Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health to two years imprisonment with hard labor, reports Al-Jarida daily. He is convicted of forging a university certificate from the Arab Republic of Egypt for his son. Meanwhile, the Court of Appeals …

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‘Stormers’ case with top judge – Petitions on hold

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 31: The office of the Special Public Prosecutor recently completed its legal opinion concerning the case famously known as “storming of the parliament”, and referred it to the Head of the Court of Cassation Judge Ahmad Al-Ajeel who will set up a date for consultations on the …

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