KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1, (Agencies): Ministry of Interior (MoI) Undersecretary Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahad said on Monday that security campaigns that have been going on lately lead to reduction of crime rates and some negative phenomena in the country. He added added that enforcing the law is everyone’s responsibility, with no exceptions, and should come along with right legal procedures for arrests. General Al-Fahad met with Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security, Major General Abdulfattah Al-Ali, and some MoI offi cials, discussing outcomes of the campaigns, the ministry’s Security Media Department said in a statement. Lately, MoI has been conducting a wide-scale security campaign, by increasing checkpoints and security patrols all over the country, arresting thousands of law offenders and fugitives, which had a huge impact and relief for everyone in the country.
Meanwhile the Public Security Sector in the Ministry of Interior conducted a security crackdown in Hawally on Sunday where it checked the identifi cation documents of 387 people. In a press statement, the sector disclosed 89 people were arrested during the campaign — 13 violated the Residency Law, three were wanted by law for various cases, 33 hold expired residency permits and their sponsors failed to clear their violation, 27 for selling and buying items in offi ces illegally, two were wanted by law for civil cases, three for absconding and 18 without identifi cation documents. The sector reiterated that the campaign shall continue to protect lives and properties, as well as track down criminals. Top and above: Pictures taken during the security campaign in Hawally.
‘Magician nabbed’: An African expatriate was arrested for performing black magic and sorcery inside an apartment in Salmiya area, reports Al- Shahed daily. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about an African expatriate running a black magic business particularly for women from an apartment in Salmiya area, instructions were issued to place the apartment on surveillance. Investigations revealed that many popular women and female artistes frequently visit the suspect. After confi rming the information, a female undercover agent was sent to the apartment where she reached an agreement with the suspect to perform black magic on her husband for which the suspect demanded KD450. Securitymen then raided the apartment and searched it to fi nd tools used for sorcery and black magic. He was arrested and referred with the confi scated items to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action against him.