KUWAIT CITY, Nov 18: General Traffic Department launched surprise traffic campaigns from Nov 8 to Nov 14 in all six governorates during which they issued 49,556 citations, seized 2,400 vehicles and 51 motorbikes, arrested 95 individuals who committed serious traffic violations and referred 12 expatriates for deportation for driving without driving licenses. In a press statement, the department affirmed that such sudden traffic campaigns will continue to be held in all places to control the traffic on main and internal roads, to ensure road users abide by the rules and regulations of the country and to uphold the safety of Kuwaiti citizens and expatriates.
Meanwhile, the Specialized Training Center affiliated to the General Traffic Department concluded a one-week course on traffic law for police officers which covered topics on technical inspection, lane discipline, traffic law, dealing with traffic accidents, dealing with public, etc. About 20 police officers participated in the course. Such courses are part of the 2015/2016 training schedule of Ministry of Interior with the aim of improving the skills of the officers.
At the end of the course, the trainees appreciated the lectures through which they attained more information and their skills were improved, which will in turn help them in serving the country in a better manner.
Meanwhile, three Kuwaiti citizens in their 20s were arrested in Kuwait City in possession of drugs. According to security sources, Capital securitymen were patrolling Kuwait City when they stopped a vehicle with three occupants and checked their details to discover they are Kuwaiti citizens.
After inspecting them, securitymen found drugs on them. They were arrested and referred with the drugs to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action against them. Meanwhile, Capital securitymen also arrested a Kuwaiti citizen who was sentenced to four-year imprisonment and a fine of KD 8,300 over a theft case. In addition, Capital securitymen arrested an Iranian lady in her 20s who was reported as missing by her family. She was referred to Andalous Police Station.