Fake cop robs expats; African held for selling magic charms

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2: A Kuwaiti citizen was arrested for impersonating police and robbing expatriates, reports Al-Anba daily. Securitymen received several complaints from expatriates about a policeman who drove a white jeep and who would stop them and rob them of their possessions under the threat of deporting them if they resisted or informed police. Using the information provided by the victims, securitymen launched intensive investigations, which led to the discovery of the suspect’s identity. He was arrested while he was leaving a government office where he works. When interrogated, he confessed to committing 13 such robberies. Victims also recognized him in police lineups. He was referred to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action.

Selling magic charms: An African expatriate was arrested from his house in Khaitan area for duping people by selling them magic charms at a cost of KD 200 each, reports Al-Shahed daily. When securitymen received information about the illegal activity of the African sorcerer, they conducted investigations to confirm the information and obtained a warrant from the Public Prosecution. They set a trap and arrested him while he was selling magic charms and beads to an undercover agent with marked money. He was referred to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action.

Imitation bags seized: Customs officers recently foiled an attempt by an unidentified company to smuggle imitation women’s handbags, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, the handbags arrived at the Shuwaikh Port shipped from an unidentified East Asian country. The handbags have been confiscated. More investigations are continuing.

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