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KUWAIT CITY, March 5: The Public Relations and Security Media Department of the Ministry of Interior stated that, based on the directives of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior, Lieutenant-General Anwar Al-Barjas, to address the crimes of possessing weapons without a license, and to arrest anyone who violates Law No. 6 of 2015 regarding regulating the collection of weapons, ammunition and explosives, and as part of the efforts of the criminal security sector to impose the prestige of the law, the criminal security sector, represented by the General Department of Weapons Investigation, has issued statistics for the period Jan 1, 2022 to 28 Feb, 2022, reports Al-Rai daily.
The administration indicated that Article No. 4 of Law No. 6 of 2015 regulating the collection of weapons, ammunition and explosives stipulates that “anyone who possesses unlicensed or prohibited weapons, ammunition or explosives shall be punished by imprisonment for a period not exceeding five years, and a fine not exceeding ten thousand dinars or any one of these penalties after the expiry of the period prescribed in Article 6 and Article No. 5 of the same law which stipulates that “Whoever trades in firearms shall be punished with imprisonment for a period not exceeding ten years and a fine of not more than fifty thousand dinars including unlicensed ammunition, explosives, or components for their manufacture, smuggling or storage, or contracting with terrorist organizations or cells to sell or purchase from them. The department emphasized the continuation of security efforts to seize unlicensed weapons and ammunition, and called on citizens to cooperate with the efforts of security men in this regard, by calling the emergency No 112 or 1888830 of the Weapons Investigations Operations to report any violation.