KUWAIT CITY, Oct 10: Officers from General Traffic Department launched sudden traffic campaigns in all governorates during which they issued 32,879 traffic citations, seized 666 vehicles, arrested seven individuals for committing serious traffic violations and referred six expatriates for deportation for driving without possessing driving licenses, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The General Traffic Department affirmed that such traffic campaigns will be held in all governorates round the clock to ensure the traffic rules are followed and to ensure the safety of the road users.
Many held with drugs: A Kuwaiti citizen and his girlfriend were arrested in Salmiya area in possession of drugs. According to security sources, Private Taskforce officers were patrolling Salmiya area when they stopped a vehicle with a couple based on suspicions and checked the details of the driver to realize he is a Kuwaiti citizen. They checked the vehicle to find two types of drugs including methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. They were referred to the Drugs Control General Department for necessary legal action against them. Meanwhile, a Kuwaiti woman was arrested in possession of narcotic pills. Sources revealed that she was caught behaving strangely by laughing and crying at the same time. Securitymen checked her to find some narcotic pills. She was referred to the Drugs Control General Department. In addition, four Kuwaiti citizens were arrested for consuming and possessing various drugs including hashish and methamphetamine. Among the suspects, a citizen in his 20s was discovered to be involved in a hit-and-run accident. They were referred with the confiscated drugs to the concerned authorities.
Sheep thief caught: A Malian expatriate was arrested for attempting to steal sheep from a farm in Qashaniya area with the help of a compatriot. According to security sources, Qashaniya securitymen were patrolling the farming area in Qashaniya when they noticed a vehicle parked near the wall of a farm with a ewe on the open trunk of the vehicle. Securitymen checked his details to discover he is a Malian expatriate. When questioned, he confessed that one of his compatriots works in the farm and they have been stealing the sheep from the farm and selling it, after which they split the money between themselves. He also revealed that they have committed several thefts of sheep. The suspect was arrested and referred to the police station of the area. Investigations are ongoing to find the other suspect. The owner of the farm was summoned for taking necessary action.