KUWAIT CITY, Feb 4: Director- General of the General Department of Residence Affairs has referred the Kuwaiti owner of a company to the Public Prosecution for manipulating the employment needs of his company and increased it from 7 to 86 and making a profit of KD 70,000, reports Al-Anba daily. When interrogated, the workers of the company said each of them paid between KD 650 and KD 850 to the sponsor of the company for the visa. According to a security source all employees who bought the visa face deportation.
Drug peddlers held: Plainclothes securitymen have arrested two drug traffickers — an Iranian and a Bedoun — and referred them to the concerned authorities, reports Al-Rai daily. A security source said the arrest came when the Iranian requested a Kuwaiti sea captain to help recover 52 kilos of hashish which was thrown in the sea and which had apparently come to rest at the bottom by members of a compatriot gang and provided him the exact location. The Kuwaiti captain then informed the police and pretended to accept the offer of the Iranian. He went with the Iranian to the site where hashish was dumped, recovered the contraband and sailed to the shore where they were met by detectives. The Bedoun partner was arrested later and during interrogation they admitted to working for another bedoun who is serving time at the Central Prison and conducts his activity from behind bars.
Campsites robbed: The Ahmadi police have arrested four thieves — three Kuwaitis and a Saudi — for stealing valuable items from camps, reports Al-Rai daily. Following complaints from several people, police intensified their efforts and seized the men and recovered from them seven power generators, four tents and other different kinds of appliances. The thieves have been referred to the authorities.