KUWAIT CITY, Nov 5: General Department of Public Relations and Media Security at Ministry of Interior revealed in a press release that the Search and Investigation Unit of the General Department of Residency Affairs raided an illegal domestic labor office in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area and arrested 12 individuals of Ghanaian, Ethiopian and Sri Lankan nationalities in possession of several fake receipts and seals.
Meanwhile, the department explained that the Search and Investigations Unit also arrested a Kuwaiti citizen for renewing the license of a trading company illegally. He also renewed the license of a transportation company for a period from 2013 to 2016, after it was in a cancelled state for a while. There were no official documents indicating the renewal of the license.
Investigations revealed that the transaction was carried out without the approvals of Kuwait Municipality and Ministry of Communication, as well as without the presentation of rent contract or rent receipts.
The department said the General Department of Residency Affairs requested the concerned department for the names of the employees who issued the license, after which it was discovered that one of the employees, a Kuwaiti citizen, was involved in the issuance of the license with the assistance of a female colleague.
When confronted, the suspect admitted to using his authority to renew the license illegally but he could not remember further details in this regard.
The General Department of Public Relations and Media Security revealed that the owner of the company have been summoned and referred along with the suspect to the concerned authorities for further investigations. A case of falsification of official documents was filed against the suspect.
Accident claims citizen: A Kuwaiti man in his 30s died when his vehicle somersaulted on Abdali Road. His companion sustained serious injuries throughout his body.
When the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the accident, securitymen and paramedics rushed to the location and pulled out the two victims from the vehicle to discover that one of them had succumbed to serious injuries while the other was badly injured.
The corpse was referred to the Forensics Department and paramedics referred the injured victim to Jahra Hospital for treatment.
Amghara fire extinguished: Jahra firefighters extinguished the fire that erupted in a store in Amghara scrapyard, reports Al-Anba daily.
No human casualties were reported.
Syrian dies on 6th Ring: A Syrian died on the spot when his car figured in an accident on the Sixth Ring Road, reports Al-Anba daily.
A security source said the victim lost control over his car which crashed into a lamp post, leading to his instantaneous death.
‘Practices contravene honor’: Three local banks collected millions of Kuwaiti dinars from their clients through practices that contravene the principles of honor and transparency, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting sources.
Sources cited examples of these practices such as the high interest rates for loans and clients have to bear extra fees without their knowledge, adding the elderly who forgot their passwords must pay KD5 for the issuance of a new ATM card. Sources said some branches of these banks collect KD5 for issuing a new ATM card although it is supposed to be free.