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MoI cancels licences of 40 ‘service centers’ – Bogus offices busted

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 29: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah has canceled 40 licenses for service offices based on reports from the Domestic Workers Employment Department which is headed by Mohammad Al-Ajmi, reports Al-Anba daily.

According to a reliable source, the offices were closed after the Department sent a report to the Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Nationality and Passport Affairs, Major-General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah.

The daily added, 35 officers were shut for violating Employ-ment Law No. 68 while the other 5 owners of offices had sub-let the license for Asian workers.

On the other hand, the Department raided a fictitious office for migrant workers and seized five Asians for illegally operating a domestic workers recruiting office and issuing receipts which have no legal basis.

Bogus offices busted: Officers from the Residency Affairs Department raided two bogus domestic recruitment agencies that provided shelter and jobs for runaway housemaids in violation of law. They arrested 7 Ethiopians and 9 Asians respectively from the two offices.

Statement added the sector received a tip-off about the activities of two bogus domestic recruitment bureaus specialized in cheating citizens and expatriates by giving jobs to runaway housemaids on wages.

Officers discovered the two agencies have licenses to practice business, but in reality, their offices aren’t licensed. Details of the suspects indicated they’d violated residency law and they’re wanted for various offenses. All suspects have since been referred to concerned authorities.

Illegitimate baby: An Iranian fashionista gave birth to an illegitimate baby whose father is an Iranian resident in Kuwait, reports Al-Rai daily.

The woman went to a police station and reported that her boyfriend is an Iranian national and the father of her baby. Her statement was backed by the woman who helped her during delivery.

The “boyfriend” was summoned to the police station where he admitted that he is the father of the baby. He affirmed his readiness to marry the woman in order to avoid the legal repercussions.

Necessary legal action will be taken to authorize the marriage between the two Iranian nationals.

7 kilos ‘pot’ seized: An unidentified expatriate was arrested in Ahmadi area in possession of seven kilograms of marijuana, reports Al-Shahed daily.

According to security sources, when the Drugs Control General Department received information about a man involved in drug peddling, a team was formed to conduct investigations.

After confirming the information and securing a warrant from the Public Prosecution, the suspect’s apartment in Ahmadi area was raided. During the search, officers found seven kilograms of marijuana. When questioned, the suspect confessed that the drugs belong to him and he was planning to sell them.

He was arrested and referred with the confiscated drugs to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action.

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