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‘Parcel’ with 91,000 drug pills seized – MoI arrests 27 expats for violating Residency Law

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: Personnel from the Kuwait International Airport airfreight department recently foiled an attempt by an unidentified person to smuggle into the country 91,000 drug pills, reports Al- Shahed daily. The daily added, the parcel came from an unidentified Arab country. According to customs officials the contraband was hidden inside three small packets and re-packed into a bigger packet. It is not known if the person in whose name the contraband was sent has been arrested or not. This comes within the efforts exerted by the customs department personnel to prevent smuggling of drugs in to the country.

27 law violators arrested: Officers from the Residency Affairs General Department at the Interior Ministry arrested 27 individuals of various nationalities for violating the Residency Law. In a press statement, the Public Relations and Security Media Department said the arrest happened after its investigation counterpart received information that a house in Riqqa is being used as shelter for domestic workers (Article 20 visa) who escaped from their sponsors. During interrogation, the arrested individuals admitted they are working for other sponsors while some of them were found to be involved in other cases. They were referred to the Public Prosecution. Meanwhile, the Residency Affairs General Department received information from Farwaniya Residency Affairs Department about the discovery of falsified dependent visas. A thorough investigation ensued, leading to the arrest of the suspects who were referred to the Public Prosecution which charged them with falsification of official documents.

Police hunts hit-&-run motorist: Acting Director-General of Criminal Investigations Department Major-General Mohammad Al-Sharhan has issued instructions to the personnel from the Search and Arrest Department to look for an unidentified hit-and-run motorist for running over an 8-year-old Kuwaiti child and leaving him in a pool of blood with serious injuries, reports Al-Anba daily. As soon as the Operations Room of the Interior Ministry received information, personnel from the Criminal Evidences Department rushed to the site of the accident and rushed the victim to the intensive care unit of Adan Hospital. Police are checking the CCTV cameras installed in the area to find out the suspect.

Spouse steals wife’s jewelry: An Egyptian woman filed a complaint with the Fintas Police Station accusing her husband of stealing her jewelry, reports Al-Anba daily. In her complaint, the wife said the man fell in love with her and they got married. One day when she returned from work she neither found her husband nor her jewelry. Police have summoned the husband for interrogation him.

Driver accused of stealing KD 1,200: A Kuwaiti woman, working for Ministry of Education has filed a complaint with the Adailiya Police Station accusing her Sri Lankan driver of stealing KD 1,200 from her hand bag, reports Al-Anba daily. The complainant said she mistakenly left the handbag in the car and the driver disappeared with the bag. The police are looking for the ‘thief’. ❑ ❑ ❑ Cosmetologist fined KD 3,000: The Misdemeanors Court recently ruled in favor of a well-known Kuwaiti artist Tariq Al-Ali and fined an unidentified cosmetologist KD 3,000 for offending the plaintiff on the social networking website, repots Al-Shahed daily. Attorney Boushra Al-Hindal said many complaints were filed before the Media Prosecution accusing some others of offending Al-Ali. The E-Crimes Investigations Department testified in court the defendant was guilty of offending the plaintiff.

Bedoun arrested for drugs: The Jahra police have arrested a 27-year-old bedoun who had been sentenced in absentia for possessing and consuming drugs, reports Al-Anba daily. At the time of arrest the suspect was in possession of drugs. He has been handed over to the concerned authorities.

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