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CID team nabs two Syrians with fake $70,000 & KD 10,000 bills – 1,390 arrested in Wednesday security sweep to be deported

The two Syrians with the seized counterfeit bills
The two Syrians with the seized counterfeit bills

KUWAIT CITY, March 17: Two Syrian expatriates were arrested in possession of counterfeit money. In a press release issued by Ministry of Interior, the Public Relations and Security Media Department explained that the Criminal Investigations Department formed a team after receiving information about a Syrian expatriate born in 1965 possessing counterfeit money.

After conducting investigations and obtaining permission from the Public Prosecution, the suspect was arrested in possession of $70,000 and KD10,000 counterfeit currency notes. During interrogations, he revealed that another Syrian expatriate was the one who supplied him with the counterfeit money. The second suspect was eventually arrested in Hawally area. Both suspects were referred with the confiscated counterfeit money to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action against them.

1,390 face deportation: The Ministry of Interior, through its concerned departments, conducted Wednesday a comprehensive security campaign in the six governorates, to track down those wanted by law and violated the Residency Law. In a press statement, the Public Relations and Security Media in the ministry disclosed the campaigns were conducted simultaneously in various areas where the officers checked the identification documents of about 6,438 people.

A total of 4,759 individuals were released after presenting proof that their residency permits are under process whereas 1,390 were referred to the relevant authorities for deportation. The campaign also led to filing of five criminal cases, 25 civil cases, 365 absconding cases, 56 Residency Law violations, 429 without valid identifications, two narcotic-related cases, 356 marginalized workers, 25 indecent public behavior, one alcohol intoxication case, 153 expired residency permits and 35 offenses against the public, in addition to issuance of 283 citations for different traffic violations and impounding of six vehicles.

Officers from Public Security, Rescue Police, Traffic and Residency departments in each governorate, as well as Forensic Police, Directorate General of the Central Command, deportation units in correctional facilities and the Public Authority for Civil Information participated in the campaigns.

Residency Affairs staffer held: An employee of the Department of Residency Affairs was arrested for registering expatriates under the sponsorship of Kuwaiti citizens without the latter’s knowledge.

According to a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, investigations over violations of residency law were launched based on instructions from the Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passport Affairs Major General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah and under the supervision of the Deputy Director of the Department of Residency Affairs Brigadier General Abdullah Al-Rujaib.

These investigations led to the discovery of an employee who used her computer to register expatriates under the sponsorship of Kuwaiti citizens without the latter’s knowledge. She was summoned for interrogations during which she admitted to the act. She was referred to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action against her.

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