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Expat trader threatened by CIDs

KUWAIT CITY, March 14: Lawyer Abdulmohsen Al-Qattan, on behalf of an expatriate businessman, submitted a petition to the Public Prosecutor against some detectives of the General Department of Criminal Investigations, accusing them of threat and intimidation. The lawyer alleged that, when his client had an issue with one of his former employees, the detectives threatened to implicate him in a drug case unless he pays KD 6,000. The officers later went to his office in Mubarakiya where a search was conducted but they could not find any illicit drug on him.

The officers persistently asked the man to pay the bribe in order to destroy the case file, threatening that if he did not pay, he would be charged for drug trafficking. Lawyer Al-Qattan explained that his client reported the incident to a director. Under the knowledge of that senior officer, his client then negotiated with the officers to reduce the amount to KD 2,500 and they were arrested in the act. The suspected officers have been detained along with his client, and investigations were launched. The lawyer revealed that some detectives have been threatening the relatives of his client to hand over his passport in order to arrange for his deportation.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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