KUWAIT CITY, Aug 19: General Rescue Department affiliated to the Operations Sector of Ministry of Interior launched an extensive security campaign on Thursday, August 18 in several areas within Kuwait during which 126 violators of law and wanted individuals were arrested, 351 traffic citations were issued and 7 vehicles were seized, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
Assistant Undersecretary for Operations Major General Al-Sayegh led the campaign along with Director of General Rescue Department Brigadier Abdulaziz Al-Hajri. According to the Public Relations and Security Media Department of Ministry of Interior, the campaign was kicked off with the closing of the entry and exit points of the targeted areas with the help of patrol officers from the Operations Sector. Suspicious locations were raided and documents of the residents in those locations were checked to determine whether or not they are wanted by law.
A total of 126 individuals were arrested out of who 20 are wanted by law for civil cases, 37 are reported as absconding, 26 have expired residence permits, two are wanted for drug-related cases, two are wanted for enforcement of judicial verdicts, four are wanted for criminal cases, 24 who were not in possession of any identification documents and 2 for possessing alcohol.
The department affirmed that such campaigns will continue to be held in all areas of the country in order to arrest violators of law and maintain security of the country and safety of the people of Kuwait. It urged citizens and expatriates to refrain from providing shelter to wanted criminals and violators of law in order to avoid being held accountable by the law. It insisted that all citizens and expatriates must carry their civil IDs at all times.