Five expats deported: As part of efforts being exerted by the General Traffic Department (GTD) in the Interior Ministry to maintain road safety and ensure strict enforcement of traffic regulations, a series of traffic campaigns were carried out in the six governorates from Nov 13-19, 2016. In a press statement, the Public Relations and Security Media General Department revealed these campaigns resulted in the issuance of 39,149 citations for various traffic violations, impounding of 1,297 vehicles and 118 motorbikes, confiscation of 24 vehicles wanted by law as they were used in committing crimes, and referral of 46 individuals to the concerned authority and five expatriates to the Deportation Center. The department affirmed continuation of the campaigns in different parts of the country to guarantee strict compliance with traffic regulations for the safety of road users.
Asian held with liquor: An Asian expatriate was arrested in Farwaniya area in possession of 52 bottles of locally manufactured liquor. According to security sources, Farwaniya securitymen were patrolling the area when they noticed a man, who was standing behind a parked vehicle, running as soon as he saw the patrol vehicle. They chased him and eventually caught him. After checking his details to discover he is an Asian expatriate, they checked the parked vehicle to find 52 bottles of locally manufactured liquor. When questioned, he confessed that he was planning to sell the liquor bottles to his clients. He was referred with the confiscated liquor bottles to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action. Meanwhile, a Sri Lankan expatriate was arrested in Khaitan area in possession of 15 bottles of locally manufactured liquor. He was detained in Khaitan Police Station for investigations.
Kuwaiti held with drugs: A Kuwaiti citizen was arrested in Maidan Hawally area in possession of drugs. According to security sources, Hawally securitymen were patrolling Maidan Hawally area when they noticed a vehicle with an occupant parked in a lot. They approached the vehicle and checked the details of the motorist to discover he is a Kuwaiti citizen. Sensing his nervousness, they checked him to find drugs including three narcotic pills. He was arrested and referred with the drugs to the Drugs Control General Department for necessary legal action. Meanwhile, a Filipino expatriate who is wanted by law for a financial case, was arrested in possession of a sachet of drugs. He was referred with the drugs to the concerned authorities for investigations.