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Raid on cafes

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: Officials from Kuwait Municipality carried out an intensive campaign, raiding 19 café joints and restaurants in Mirqab, Salhiya, Bneid Al-Gar and Kuwait City areas. The campaign resulted in the administrative closure of 11 café joints, issuance of 30 citations over violations and signing of 8 undertakings for implementation of the rules and regulations concerning the operation of shops.

The officials carried out the campaign based on directives from Minister of Communications and State Minister for Municipal Affairs Essa Al-Kandari, who instructed them to be firm against the abuse of operational licenses issued to café joints and restaurants.

They affirmed that the raids will continue until the closed shops and cabins are ready to abide by rules and regulations. Head of Capital Governorate’s Emergency Team Tareq Al-Qattan led the campaign with the support of the Director of Patrol Operations at the Capital Security Directorate Lieutenant Colonel Nayef Al-Hajraf and Salhiya Police Station Chief Lieutenant Colonel Sheikh Khalid Hamad Al-Khalid. He declared that the officials destroyed 40 kilograms of spoiled meat, cheese and tobacco. They also caught some minors below 13 years of age inside some café joints late at night. Their parents were notified of the incident after the children pleaded with the officers not to detain them.

Man faking police: A former military personnel was arrested inside a park in Jahra for impersonating police. While patrolling the area, a team of security men noticed the suspect’s vehicle as he put a flasher and roamed inside the park as if he is inspecting the area. When the officers stopped him for inspection, he told them that he is their colleague so they asked him to present his identification documents. The officers then discovered the suspect is a Kuwaiti and he used to be in military service. Asked why he put flasher on his vehicle, the Kuwaiti told the officers that the flasher belongs to his brother. He was referred to Jahra Police Station for questioning and other legal measures.

Gun, ammo seized: A Saudi man who arrived at the Salmi border post riding in his car has been detained by the security authorities for interrogation following an attempt to smuggle a gun and eight rounds of ammunition into the country, reports Al-Shahed daily. The suspect and the contraband have been handed over to the Public Prosecution.

Duo doing drugs: Police have arrested two youths — a Kuwaiti and a bedoun — and handed them over to the General Department for Drugs Control for possessing and consuming drugs, reports Annahar daily. The daily added, the suspects were caught during routine patrolling in Sulaibiya.

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