KUWAIT CITY, Feb 16: Police are looking for a taxi driver and an Ethiopian woman for kidnapping and selling two housemaids, a Sri Lankan and a Nepalese, to two Asian pimps, reports Al-Rai daily. According to a security source the two domestic helpers had escaped from their sponsors in Fahaheel and the taxi driver reportedly promised to give them shelter but instead handed them over to the Ethiopian woman in Fintas and the latter made them virtual prisoners in her home. The two women later discovered they were sold to two pimps – an Indian and a Bangladeshi — for KD 100 each following which they were taken to an apartment which was used for flesh pleasure. Without providing more details, the daily said police somehow managed to raid the apartment, arrested all the occupants of the apartment and handed them over to the Public Prosecution.
In another incident Ahmadi securitymen arrested two people for selling Omani sweets, truffles and vegetables in a recent crackdown on street vendors based on instructions from Ahmadi Security Chief Brigadier Abdullah Safah. The suspects with the confiscated items were referred to concerned authorities for necessary legal measures. A security source said the campaign will continue in an indeterminate period to arrest hawkers and illegal vendors.
Local liquor seized: Capital securitymen in a recent security campaign arrested an Asian expatriate with 14 plastic bags of localmade liquor and arrested two Asians for violating residency law. They also apprehended a Kuwaiti lady involved in a financial offense, and recovered a stolen vehicle driven by an Egyptian expatriate. All suspects were taken to relevant authorities for necessary action
Imposter arrested: Personnel from the Criminal Evidences Department have arrested an unidentified bedoun, who is believed to be in his 40s, for impersonating an important personality and robbing people, reports Al-Shahed daily. According to the daily the man claimed to be working as manager for the firm of a member of ruling family of an unidentified GCC country. Intensive investigations conducted by securitymen revealed the true identity of the impersonator and also discovered the suspect was wanted by law in connection with several fraud cases. Armed with a search and arrest warrant the police then raided his home in Al-Shaab Al-Bahari and seized from him forged IDs and documents and handed him over to the concerned authorities
By Mishal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies