KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21: After a long police chase and an accident that resulted in the toppling of the police vehicle, Capital securitymen succeeded in arresting a wanted Kuwaiti citizen in possession of drugs in Faiha area. According to security sources, Capital securitymen were patrolling Faiha area when they suspected a man who was driving in the area and demanded him to pull over. However, he ignored their instruction and sped away, forcing securitymen to chase him. During the chase, the suspect’s vehicle collided with the police vehicle, causing the latter to topple but securitymen inside the vehicle did not sustain any injuries. They managed to seize the suspect and checked his details to discover he is wanted by law for a number of cases. They checked him to find drugs and drug paraphernalia on him. He was arrested and referred with the confiscated items to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action.
Duo arrested: A Kuwaiti citizen and a Bedoun man were arrested in Hawally Governorate in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. According to security sources, Hawally securitymen were patrolling Hawally Governorate when they noticed a vehicle being driven in a reckless manner. When they ordered the driver to pull over, he ignored the command and sped away but securitymen chased him and eventually managed to force him to stop the vehicle. They checked the details of the driver and his companion to discover the driver is a Kuwaiti citizen and the other is a Bedoun. They checked the vehicle to find drugs and drug paraphernalia. The suspects were arrested and referred with the confiscated items to the concerned authorities for further investigations.
Sea-faring incidents: In the month of December 2016, General Department of Coast Guard affiliated to Sea Borders Security Sector assisted 83 boats and 26 individuals who faced minor accidents in the sea. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the General Department of Public Relations and Media Securitymen explained that the General Coast Guard Patrols Department salvaged five boats and 17 objects that were floating on the sea. It lifted 15 boats that were docked in banned locations, rescued six individuals from drowning, transferred four casualties to hospitals, and followed up on seven missing people, six boats and 84 jet skis. In addition, 18 violations of fish resources were discovered and necessary measures were taken against the violators. The department also inspected several ports, beaches and boats and took necessary action to secure sensitive locations. General Department of Coast Guard urged Kuwaiti citizens and expatriates who visit the sea to abide by the laws for the sake of their safety, adding that the hotline numbers 1880888 or 112 can be called for reporting any emergencies.
By Meshal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies