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Wednesday , July 17 2019

Egyptian taxi driver arrested for drugs in Khaitan – Scores of citations in traffic raids

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 16: An Egyptian taxi driver was arrested in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia in Khaitan area, reports Al-Rai daily.

According to security sources, Farwaniya securitymen were patrolling Khaitan area when they suspected a taxi driver with a passenger and ordered him to pull over.

However, as soon as the driver stopped, the passenger jumped out of the taxi and started running. Securitymen chased him but he managed to escape. When they asked the taxi driver about the passenger, he said he did not know him.

After securitymen asked the taxi driver for his civil ID card, they noticed a sachet containing a white substance in the driver’s pocket as he was pulling out his wallet. They checked him to find drugs and drug paraphernalia on him.

During interrogations, the taxi driver admitted that the runaway passenger is his friend of the same nationality and that they were taking drugs inside the taxi. The taxi driver was arrested and referred to the Drugs Control General Department. An arrest warrant was issued against the other suspect.

City traffic raids: Officers from Capital Traffic Department launched a surprise campaign in central markets and commercial complexes, which resulted in the issuance of different types of citations. According to security sources, the campaign was launched in batches at different times with the aim of controlling the traffic. Based on instructions and guidance of the Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs at Ministry of Interior Major General Fahad Al-Shuwai, such campaigns will continue to ensure the traffic rules and regulations are followed by all.

Kuwaiti citizen missing: A Kuwaiti citizen reported his 25-yearold brother as missing at Sabahiya Police Station, reports Al-Anba daily. He said his brother left the house several days ago, driving off in a Japanese-made vehicle and has not been seen since then. The citizen provided police with information about his brother as well as the vehicle he drove. Security forces have initiated the search for the missing citizen.

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