KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26: Security operatives raided makeshift and unlicensed shops in Kabad area and checked 458 people of which 85 were without identification documents, two individuals whom absconding cases have been filed against, and two others with expired residency. The operation was led by Assistant Undersecretary for Operation Affairs Major General Jamal Al-Sayegh, acting Assistant Undersecretary for General Security Major General Ibrahim Al-Tarrah, Director General of Jahra Security Command Major General Ali Madhi, and Brigadier Muhammad Al-Sharhan. A statement by General Public Relations and Security Media Department indicated the officers apprehended three individuals involved in civil cases, in addition to 14 people wanted by law for various offenses. They also arrested two people on suspicion of possessing illicit drugs, alongside six people who were operating unlicensed makeshift shops, and issued 65 traffic violations and impounded 7 vehicles during the operation. The Public Relations and Security Media Department urges the general public to carry identification papers always to avoid arrest, affirming the security campaign will continue over an indeterminate period to sustain security while trailing outlaws in every nook and cranny of the state.
126 detained: Officers from Rescue Police Department led by Undersecretary of Ministry of Interior Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahad launched surprise security campaigns on Thursday, August 25 in all governorates of the country during which they arrested 126 individuals, impounded two vehicles and issued 346 traffic citations. In a press release issued by Ministry of Interior, Public Relations and Security Media Department explained that the 126 arrested individuals include 12 who are wanted for civil cases, 29 wanted for absconding cases, 55 for not carrying their identity documents, 22 for having expired residencies, two who had arrest orders issued against them as one was convicted to a year in prison while the other to six months in prison, two for drug-related cases, one for an alcohol-related case and two for theft-related cases. The department affirmed that such security campaigns will be held relentlessly in all areas of the six governorates.
Drugs widespread: The Special Operations police have taken into custody a Kuwaiti, whose identity has not been disclosed, for possessing drugs. The arrest came in downtown Kuwait City after the man and his compatriot female companion appeared intoxicated. The police sources said police have seized from the couple a sachet of heroin and the man was reportedly wanted by law for drug related offences. The couple and the contraband have been referred to the General Department for Drugs Control. In the meantime, the Ahmadi police have arrested another Kuwaiti and an Iraqi for possessing drugs. They were taken into custody from an unidentified location in Fahaheel. Police have also arrested another Kuwaiti and a bedoun for possessing drugs.
By Meshal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff