KUWAIT CITY, June 22: Securitymen from the Residency Affairs General Department in the Interior Ministry arrested a Pakistani mandoub, representative for a public commercial company, for processing residency-related transactions in the department and the Ministry of Social Affairs illegally. Acting on a tip-off, the officers put the suspect under surveillance. After ascertaining the information, the officers arranged an entrapment so the suspect was caught red-handed while going through the motions of completing transactions without the knowledge of the sponsor or the signature of the authorized person in exchange for an undisclosed amount. The officers also found in his possession application forms, passports and other documents. He was referred to the concerned security unit and investigations are ongoing to identify the officers who made the processing of such illegal transactions possible.
Traffic crackdown: Traffic sector launched campaign in all six governorates of the country from June 12-18, and issued 34,201 citations for various traffic offenses, impounded 1,463 vehicles, took 73 motorists into custody, referred 7 expatriates to deportation for driving without license and recovered 8 stolen vehicles.
Dashti arrest eyed: The government of Kuwait is preparing an Interpol Red Notice for the arrest of MP Abdulhamid Dashti, reports Al-Rai daily. Dashti is wanted in Kuwait in several cases and reliable sources said the Kuwaiti Interpol will send ‘red notice’ to the Public Prosecution for approval.
Call trader nabbed: An Asian expatriate was arrested for running an illegal international calling business in Hawally area, reports Al-Seyassah daily. According to security sources, when Hawally securitymen received information that an Asian expatriate has been illegally facilitating lowcost international calls for his compatriots, they raided his apartment and confiscated the equipment he uses for the purpose, after which they arrested him. He was referred to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action.
Drug peddlers caught: Personnel from the Criminal Investigations Department have arrested two people – a Kuwaiti and a Bangladeshi – in two separate incidents for trafficking in meth, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily added, after taking legal procedures, police raided the home of the citizen in Sabahiya and seized from him shabu and KD 1,500 cash, believed to be proceeds from the sale of drugs. In the case of the Bangladeshi police set a trap for him in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh and seized from him one kilo of marijuana which he had smuggled into the country from Bangladesh. The contraband and the traffickers have been referred to the General Department for Drugs Control.
Residence law violated: Personnel from the Residence Affairs Department have arrested 17 Ethiopian women for violating the residence and labor laws, reports Al-Shahed daily. The daily added, the women who were picked up from Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh were violating the residence law. They were caught for working for other than their sponsors. Plainclothesmen have also arrested three men for running a fake company to employ the Ethiopians. All those arrested have been referred to the concerned authorities.
Bid to abort child: An unidentified 34-year-old American woman has filed a complaint with the Mubarak Al-Kabir police accusing her husband of attempting to abort her child by indulging in what she termed ‘violent’ love, reports Al-Anba daily. The complainant who is in her 29th week of pregnancy said she was taken to a hospital with severe bleeding and kept under observation