KUWAIT CITY, May 8: The Saudi Interpol, in cooperation with its Kuwaiti counterpart, has arrested an unidentified Kuwaiti who had been sentenced in absentia and had escaped to Saudi Arabia on April 26, 2017, with the help of an unidentified former MP through the Al-Nuwaiseeb border post, reports Al-Rai daily.
According to a security source, the fugitive who was arrested in Hafr al-Batin in the vicinity of the home of his Saudi relatives will be extradited to Kuwait. The man, after a failed attempt to escape, reportedly resisted arrest but was overpowered and taken into custody.
The suspect was reportedly transported out of the country by hiding in a car. In the meantime, the Ministry of the Interior has referred a Lieutenant Officer and a Corporal for investigation after accusing them of dereliction of duty.
Meanwhile, an unidentified Iraqi journalist who had been sentenced in absentia to four years imprisonment in Kuwait in a bribery case has been extradited from Egypt, reports Al-Shahed daily. The man was arrested by the Cairo Interpol following a request from its Kuwaiti counterpart and handed over to the Kuwaiti security delegation which had gone to Cairo to bring him back to Kuwait.
According to reliable sources, the Iraqi holds Dutch travel documents in addition to a document which facilitates him to move from one country to another. The suspect reportedly left the country before legal action could be taken against him.