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CID personnel close file of stolen weapons, arrest five people

Senior police officer banned from travel in bribery case

KUWAIT CITY, June 30: Personnel from the Criminal Investigations Department, in coordination with the state security agents have closed the file of weapons theft from the store of a military institution by arresting five people, including one soldier working for the same sector who was the prime suspect after the theft was discovered, reports Al- Anba daily.

The daily said one of the suspects is on the run, the others are people who bought the weapons and the fourth is the brother of the main accused who sold stolen weapons and ammunition.

According to a security source, after 12 guns and a quantity of ammunition were reported stolen, the State Security men and CID personnel carried out investigations and concluded that two soldiers were the prime suspects (one of whom is still evading arrest) in the theft.

The source added that the investigation also concluded that the main suspect handed over the stolen weapons and ammunition to his brother and fled abroad and charged him with selling the stolen goods even at a low price and requested him to transfer the proceeds of the sale abroad. Most of the weapons and the suspects were seized in Ahmadi.

Meanwhile, upon instructions from the Public Prosecution a travel ban has been imposed on the Director- General of Immigration Investigation department who is wanted by law for interrogation in a bribery case, in which a police officer and a retired policeman are also involved, reports Al-Qabas daily. A source familiar with the matter said the Public Prosecution has yet to summon the senior official for interrogation

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