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Egyptian couple held for helping Hepatitis C patients clear medical test

KUWAIT CITY, June 5: Personnel from the General Department for Residence Affairs, investigations sector, have arrested an Egyptian and his wife for helping patients suffering from Hepatitis C hide their disease before undergoing the medical test prior to obtaining the residence permit, reports Al-Jarida daily.

The daily, quoting a security source said investigations carried out by securitymen revealed the couple had turned their apartment in Hawalli into a mini clinic to carry out their illegal activity. The husband and wife were reportedly injecting the Hepatitis C patients with a kind of drug that helps the carriers hide the disease briefly for fees ranging between KD 250 and KD 300 each.

Acting on a tip-off from an unidentified source, police set a trap for the husband and wife and caught them red-handed also seized from them the marked police money. Police also seized from the couple a number of related syringes and medicines.

By Meshal Al-Sanousi
Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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