KUWAIT CITY, July 19: A number of people were arrested for drug-related offenses in a recent operation led by acting Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security Affairs Major General Ibrahim Al-Tarrah.
An Interior Ministry press statement indicated an Arab expatriate was nabbed in Farwaniya governorate in possession of 26 sachets of the illicit substance Shabu, plus 107 Tramadol pills and three sachets of Chemical.
In Hawalli, public securitymen found four pieces of cigarettes stuffed with illicit substance on a deranged citizen reported to have obstructed traffic flow.
Also a gang of three Asians was apprehended for running a liquor factory in Salmiya area. The officers seized 2,300 bottles of ready-made liquor and 50 barrels full of the contraband and referred them to relevant authority.
Another Kuwaiti citizen evading five years jail term was arrested in the Capital with 8 narcotic pills in his keep. He was referred to concerned authorities.
Meanwhile, officers from the Mubarak Al-Kabeer Directorate arrested six individuals and impounded their vehicles for various traffic violations. They also arrested one hawker and responded to 20 emergency calls.
Officers from Public Security Department indicated out of 13 people arrested at a security checkpoint for drug-related offenses were 7 Kuwaitis. All suspects have since been referred to concerned authorities for necessary action.
Teen kills mother: Police have arrested an 18-year-old Kuwaiti for fatally stabbing his 50-year-old mother, reports Al-Rai daily.
A security source said the incident took place in South Surrah. It has been reported the mother was stabbed several times and police believe the murderer is suffering from psychological problems.
The corpse of the mother has been referred to Forensics while the son has been detained at a police station.
Luck fails boy: A 10-year-old Syrian boy died was electrocuted inside the shop of his father in Shuwaikh Industrial Area, reports Al-Rai daily.
The father took the boy to the shop because he was feeling bored at home and an electrical short circuit took his life.
The father immediately disconnected the power supply but could not save his son.
Dual nationals in soup: The names of Kuwaitis, who hold dual nationality and who are on vacation outside the country, have been circulated at all ports of entry according to official documents and complaints which have been filed against them, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting reliable sources.
The sources added, these people will be seized upon arrival and referred for interrogation.
The sources said hundreds of Kuwaitis have left the country and have not returned since then.
The source added the concerned authorities have ‘suspended’ the advantages offered to them by the state.
The sources also pointed out they will be interrogated when they approach the Kuwaiti embassies overseas to renew their passports.
Liquor seized: Police have arrested an unidentified expatriate for trafficking in locally-made and imported alcohol, reports Al-Shahed daily.
The bootlegger was seen standing next to his vehicle in Nugra which was parked on an open ground and he attempted to walk away when he saw a police car.
Police then seized the man and checked his vehicle and found bottles of booze.
The contraband and the suspect have been referred to the General Department for Drugs and Alcohol Control.
Meanwhile, police have arrested an ex-policeman who had been dismissed from service for bootlegging, reports Al-Rai daily.
The daily added, the suspect was put under surveillance for some time and finally arrested while he was seated inside a café. At the time of arrest he had bottles of booze with him.