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Kuwaiti politician says facing harassment by Turkish securitymen during every visit

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 3: Security operatives affiliated to the General Department of Drug Control arrested an Egyptian expatriate in Hawalli area for peddling in drugs. He was in possession of 8-kg of hashish. He was referred to Drug Prosecution for legal action.

Probe launched: Security operatives have opened an investigation into the case of a woman in her 20s who consumed an overdose of Panadol (20 pills) in an attempt to commit suicide. Security sources said the woman was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Mubarak Hospital and she was given a stomach wash. Investigators at the hospital then sent her hospital file to the police after ascertaining her health status was stable. Preliminary investigation indicated she tried to commit suicide.

Politician ‘harassed’: A Kuwaiti politician has complained about facing harassment by Turkish securitymen every time he visits that country, reports Al-Rai daily. He explained that he was surprised when he had to undergo unusual security questioning at the time of entry and exit during the last five times he visited that country. During the last visit, he asked for the reasons behind this action and requested to know what had to be done to avoid such procedures in the future. They told him to contact the Kuwaiti Embassy in Istanbul and speak with the concerned Turkish authority because his name is included in the list of people whose mission in the country, duration of stay and location of accommodation should be checked every time they visit the country.

Brokers arrested: Over the past few days, securitymen arrested 27 Bedoun residents and a few expatriates who were caught standing near automobile agencies and offering to buy the vehicles of people who wanted to sell them to those agencies, reports Al-Anba daily. Securitymen launched campaigns after receiving complaints about the activities of these illegal vehicle brokers. The Bedoun brokers were released after they signed written pledges while the expatriate brokers were referred for deportation.

Filipina wife ‘missing’: A Turkish expatriate has reported his Filipina wife as missing at Jahra Police Station, reports Al-Rai daily. He informed securitymen that his wife left the house and when she did not return, he called her on her mobile phone but it was switched off. Securitymen have launched investigations to find the missing woman.

By Munaif Nayef Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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