KUWAIT CITY, March 14: Police have taken into custody an unidentified Syrian and his two sons who had fraudulently acquirred the Kuwaiti citizenship, reports Al-Rai daily. A security source said investigations conducted by securitymen revealed the Syrian in 2000 had agreed with two Kuwaiti brothers to add his two sons to their files and paid KD 52,000 for the ‘service’. After the sons were granted the Kuwaiti citizenship one of them was employed by an oil company. Acting on a tip-off securitymen put the Syrian under surveillance and raided his home in a suburb of Jaber Al- Ahmad and arrested him and his two sons.
Investigations also revealed the Syrian has a bedoun brother who played the same game and paid the same Kuwaitis large sums of money to add the name of his son to their fi le. Securitymen also raided the house of the bedoun in Sabah Al-Salem and arrested him with his ‘Kuwaiti son’ and referred the five people to the authorities.
High on alcohol: Police have arrested a Kuwaiti for possession and consuming alcohol and endangering the lives of others, reports Al- Anba daily. According to security sources several motorists called the Operations Room of the Ministry of Interior when they saw the suspect slumped over the steering wheel of his car which was parked on the shoulder of a road in the belief he was dead. Police rushed to the spot and found the man alive, but unable to move because he was high on alcohol. By his side on the car seat were a bottle of Red Label whisky and more bottles of locally-manufactured booze. The drunkard has been referred to the authorities.