KUWAIT CITY, Dec 24: Personnel from the General Department for Residence Investigation recently raided a domestic labor office in super deluxe apartment in ‘one of the three towers’ and arrested female expatriates said be working for a network which is trafficking in beautiful maids, reports Al-Anba daily. According to a security source, the owner of the office was allegedly swindling Kuwaitis by offering them maids who would work for a few days and then escape from the sponsor and return to the same apartment. According to the security source, the raid was conducted when one of the citizens sought the help of the Department of Home Employment at the General Department for Residence Affairs. He complained to the department that he paid money to the office for the domestic helper and within 48 hours she fled the job. The source added that the citizen’s complaint was taken seriously and the office was contacted which provided three good looking housemaids who had been arrested earlier and guided police to their place of residence.
Maid dies in fire: An Asian domestic worker died and her compatriot inhaled smoke and suffered breathing difficulty when fire engulfed a house in Sabah Al-Salem area. The Operations Room of the Interior Ministry deployed a team of firemen to Mishref and Qurain Fire Stations upon receiving report about the incident and deposited the remains to Forensics for autopsy, while the injured person was referred to a hospital for treatment. A case was registered for investigation.
Woman’s bag snatched: A 30-year old Kuwaiti woman, who is an employee of the Central Prison, lodged a complaint at Sulaibiya Police Station against a Bedoun man, accusing him of stealing her handbag, which contained KD 200 cash, keys and a Samsung Galaxy S6 phone, from her car, reports Al-Anba daily. She explained that the suspect was waiting for her until her duty finished. During an argument with him, he insulted her and threatened to tarnish her image on social media after which he opened the door of her car and grabbed her handbag. He then fled from the scene. Securitymen took necessary steps to summon the Bedoun suspect for questioning.
Bootleggers held: The Ahmadi police arrested two Indian bootleggers, reports Al-Anba daily. According to security sources, the bootleggers were arrested on suspicion because the man behind the wheel changed direction when he saw a police patrol. Police followed the vehicle and order the motorist to pull over. Police then searched the car and seized 112 bottles of local booze from the car. During interrogation the suspects admitted to trading in booze. They have been handed over to the concerned authorities. They will be deported after serving the sentence
By Meshal Al-Sanousi
Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies