KUWAIT CITY, Feb 16: Assistant Undersecretary for Criminal Security Affairs at the Ministry of Interior Major-General Abdul Hamid Al-Awadhi has referred a policeman to the Public Prosecution for committing crimes — extortion and looting money — from pedestrians and motorists after duty hours, reports Al-Anba daily.
A security source said the suspect was caught in the act in Mahboula. He reportedly stopped one of the victims and attempted to blackmail him in a prelude to rob him.
The source said the suspect has probably committed dozens of crimes but has admitted to committing only seven. According to a security source, (the policeman who was still wearing his uniform) detectives from the Criminal Investigations Department received information about the suspect and that he was particularly targeting street vendors and set a trap for him.
The source added the policeman would force the expatriates to get into his car and pretend to take them to the police station. He would then settle for a compromise and release them after taking all money in their possession.