Crackdown on ‘wrong parking’ begins – Weapons, ‘bomb-making’ stuff found in Andalus & Riqqa raids

Number plates are removed  and GTD sticker on car window
Number plates are removed and GTD sticker on car window

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30: A total of 197 plate numbers were removed Sunday – the first day of implementing the decision to withdraw plate numbers of vehicles which obstruct traffic movement intentionally. In a press statement, the Public Relations and Security Media General Department in the Interior Ministry disclosed the traffic campaign conducted Sunday morning resulted in the removal of 50 plate numbers in Hawally Governorate, 38 in the Capital Governorate, 40 in Farwaniya Governorate, 20 in Jahra Governorate, 20 in Ahmadi Governorate and 29 in Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate. The department affirmed that the campaign is in accordance with Article 42 of the Traffic Law which states, “The General Traffic Department is allowed to withdraw driving license or vehicle plate number or both as administrative withdrawal for a maximum period of four months.” The department then called on all road users to abide by the traffic regulations to avoid committing violations, such as “intentional obstruction of traffic movement.”

Weapons, ‘bomb-making’ stuff found: Officers from the General Weapons Collection Department raided two houses in Andalus and Riqqa, where they found weapons and chemicals suspected to be used for making explosives. According to a security source, the department received information that a citizen was hiding some weapons and explosives in his house in Andalus where the officers discovered assault rifles and chemical substances. The officers are now looking for the citizen to refer him to the Public Prosecution. The source added weapons and guns were also found in a house in Riqqa and preliminary legal measures will be taken against the owner. However, the source did not affirm nor deny if the confiscated weapons are linked with DAESH.

Juvenile thieves: Personnel from the Farwaniya Investigation Department have arrested a gang of nine juveniles for breaking into shops in commercial malls, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily added following complaints police kept a vigil around the clock and arrested the suspects. During interrogation they admitted to the charge and showed police how they broke the locks using special tools. The juveniles have been referred to the concerned authorities for legal action

By Mishal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff

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