KUWAIT CITY, March 18: A total of 1,041 individuals were arrested during extensive security campaigns launched by the Public Security Sector in all governorates during the period from March 11 to March 17 under the patronage of Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security Affairs Major General Ibrahim Al-Tarrah.
In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, General Department of Public Relations and Security Media explained that 315 security checkpoints were set for the campaigns.
Among the arrested individuals, 253 are involved in civil or criminal cases or are reported as absconding, 597 are violators of residency law, and 77 marginal workers and hawkers as well as 70 others who are involved in drug and alcohol related cases. In addition, 1,424 traffic citations were issued, 109 vehicles were seized including 18 vehicles that are wanted by law.
Also, officers offered assistance for 1,733 cases, attended 1,099 cases that required security presence, inspected 1,405 traffic accidents, attended 3,025 distress calls, and issued 11 citations against those who illegally parked in spots allotted for the disabled.
The department urged all Kuwaiti citizens and expatriates to cooperate with securitymen and avoid providing shelter to those who violate the law or are wanted by law. It affirmed that such security campaigns will be held regularly in all areas of the country to arrest violators of law and confront all negative phenomena in the society.
Earlier, General Traffic Department launched a number of traffic campaigns on Arabian Gulf Street, Damascus Street, Morocco Highway, Kabad area, Wafra area and Jahra Road. A total of 106 traffic citations were issued, 46 vehicles and three motorbikes were seized, and 40 violators were detained in traffic custody, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
The campaigns, which were headed by Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs Major General Fahad Al-Shuwai, involved 23 civilian patrol officers, 15 military patrol officers and 95 police officers. It mainly targeted those who exploited the bad weather conditions recently witnessed in Kuwait to drive recklessly and perform stunts on public roads.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies