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Wednesday , September 30 2020

Money extorted from expats in deportation threat by MOI employee

KUWAIT CITY, July 16: Personnel from the Criminal Investigations Department from the district of Abdullah Al-Mubarak have ended the criminal activity of an employee of the Ministry of Interior who was blackmailing expatriates by threatening them with administrative deportation and robbing them of their possessions – money and valuables – taking advantage of his position, reports Al-Anba daily.

According to a security source, the arrest came after the Farwaniya police received complaints that the suspect in uniform was extorting money from expatriates, especially in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh following which the case was handed over to the CID men from Abdullah Al-Mubarak who got an arrest warrant from the Public Prosecutor and arrested the man.

The source said after the suspect was arrested and faced with investigations, he admitted to robbing dozens of expatriates (Arabs and Asians). He also admitted to frequenting suspicious apartments in the name of checking their IDs. The accused, who is a forensic expert, has been referred to the Prosecution on charges of looting expatriates and abuse of power.

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