KUWAIT CITY, Oct 17: Security sources disclosed that departments and agencies in the Ministry of Interior have deported about 20,000 expatriates from different nationalities for violating labor law since the beginning of 2015 until the current month. The sources added about 7,000 expatriates are currently in custody at various police stations and the deportation center is waiting for their sponsors to pay their traveling expenses, while others are waiting for their dues to be cleared. Among those awaiting deportation are hawkers, beggars, absconders, and others involved in illegal activities such as brothels and sale of alcohol.
85 illegals held in crackdown on Jleeb markets
General Department for Criminal Investigations, in cooperation with Kuwait Municipality, launched a crackdown on a number of markets in Jleeb Al- Shuyoukh from where the officials arrested 85 violators of residency law. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the Public Relations and Security Media Department explained that the campaign is among a series of campaigns that the ministry has been launching in all six governorates to arrest violators of residency law.
More of such sudden inspection campaigns can be expected in the coming days. The department affirmed that a number of mechanisms and regulations are being applied to control violators and violations, indicating that the Public Security Sector and Criminal Security Sector have implemented effective procedures which enable the security systems to arrest the violators from all areas