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Cop arrested for fabricating case against innocent man – ‘Helping friend take revenge’

KUWAIT CITY, June 10: Attorney- General Counsel Dhirar Al- Asousi has ordered the detention of a police officer for 10 days at the Central Prison for fabricating a drugs abuse case against an innocent person to help his ‘friend’ take revenge on the man, reports Al-Qabas daily.

Earlier it was reported, the security authorities had arrested an unidentified businessman and a senior security officer working for the Criminal Investigations Department for fabricating a drug-possession charge against a Kuwaiti.

Describing the incident in details, a security source said a Kuwaiti couple befriended the businessman and the latter taking advantage of the friendship started harassing the man’s wife following which the couple filed a complaint with the police.

A senior officer was assigned to interrogate the businessman, and instead of doing his job, the officer weaved a relationship with the accused during the investigation and exchange of visits.

According to reports, the businessman offered valuable presents to the officer including a fiberglass boat, and a car and paid for his leisure trips outside the country and offered him even pocket money.

The detective then wanted to repay the favor so he fabricated a drug case against the Kuwaiti by inserting a small quantity of drugs in one of the tires of his cars.

He then took legal procedures and arrested the Kuwaiti and referred him to the authorities on a charge of possessing and consuming drugs.

Later it was discovered the Kuwaiti has no record at the General Department for Drugs Control and the blood test analysis showed no traces of drugs. To the contrary reports showed a close relationship between the officer and the businessman.

Tons of spoilt foodstuff found in a Shuwaikh warehouse
Tons of spoilt foodstuff found in a Shuwaikh warehouse

22 tons of spoilt foodstuff seized … deadly blow to traders
Capital Municipality’s Emergency Team raided Shuwaikh Industrial Area from where they seized and destroyed 22 tons and 320 kilograms of spoilt foodstuffs from a warehouse, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

The Capital Emergency Team Leader Tareq Al-Qattan declared that the raid was a dead blow on traders who display spoilt foodstuffs for sale.

He explained that the officials loaded the items onto five heavy vehicles. The items included 1,200 buckets of green and black olives which weighed 17 kilograms each. They also destroyed 50 cartons of mulberries and each carton weighed 1850 kilogram.

They destroyed 45 cartons of grapes, 47 cartons of pickles and 2 cartons of apricot juice. The officials also destroyed many other items during the operation.

Al-Qattan said Municipality inspectors had received information about the warehouse after which they organized the team to swoop on the suspicious place by surprise in compliance with directives from Kuwait Municipality Director General Engineer Ahmad Al-Manfouhi.

He said their focus is on cooperative stores, restaurants, shops, meat markets and warehouses, affirming that the officials are working hard to ensure the consumers are protected and the traders abide by regulations strictly.

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