KUWAIT CITY, Jan 9: The General Security Sector in the Ministry of Interior carried out security campaigns from Dec 31, 2017 to Jan 6, 2018 resulting in the arrest of 338 absconders and individuals wanted by law for involvement in criminal and civil cases.
In a press statement, the Public Relations and Security Media General Department disclosed that 571 individuals were arrested for violating the Residency Law and for failure to present valid identification documents, in addition to 88 others involved in alcohol and drug-related cases.
The department went on to say the campaigns also led to impounding of 85 wanted vehicles and issuance of security and traffic citations.
During these campaigns, 91 theft, marginalized labor and vending cases were reported, while police responded to 1,719 humanitarian support requests. The department affirmed that security campaigns are conducted round the clock in the six governorates to ensure strict compliance with the law and curb misconduct in a bid to maintain public order.
Sex workers held: A Filipina pimp and five sex workers were arrested from a brothel, reports Al-Shahed daily. When officers from the Residency Investigation Department received information about a female pimp, they conducted investigations and discovered that she has been placing advertisements on social media to provide runaway domestic workers to offer flesh pleasure at a cost. After taking necessary legal measures, securitymen raided the apartment and arrested six women including the female pimp. They were referred to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action. Legal steps will also be taken against their sponsors.
Caught driving drunk: Police have arrested a 22-year-old Kuwaiti for driving recklessly when under the influence of alcohol and putting at risk the lives of others, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily added, the motorist has also been charged with damaging public property. He reportedly, in an attempt to escape the law, collided with two police vehicles.
By Mishal Al-Sanousi
Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies