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Indian woman in bootlegging; Fake Egyptian journalist held

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31: Police have arrested an Indian woman for bootlegging, reports Al-Rai daily. A security source said the arrest came after residents of Jahra mistook the woman for a hawker selling homemade foodstuffs and called the Operations Room of the Interior Ministry. When police seized the woman and confiscated the bag of foodstuff, they were shocked to find four bottles of booze. The woman also is believed to be residence law violator. She has been handed over to the concerned authorities. She also told police she was working for a compatriot. Police are looking for the accomplice.

Fake journo held: Officers from the Residency Affairs Department in the Interior Ministry arrested an Egyptian who claimed to be a journalist in order to blackmail some employees in government and private sectors. In a press statement, the Public Relations and Security Media Department in the ministry revealed the officers received information about the Egyptian who works in an undisclosed company, saying that he claimed to be a journalist to blackmail employees. The officers found in his possession several identification cards similar to those issued to journalists. The department said the suspect posted articles online and used this platform to put pressure on several officials and employees in the government and private sectors to process transactions of companies in exchange for cash. During interrogation, the suspect admitted to blackmailing the officials and employees through his press articles in order to force them to process transactions and the security officers also found in his vehicle a significant number of transactions that do not belong to the company he works for. A case was registered and the suspect was referred to the relevant security department.

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