KUWAIT CITY, Oct 1: Police arrested an Egyptian for the possession of forged notes worth KD 300, reports Al-Rai daily. The Egyptian was driving in Salmiya and aroused the suspicion of patrolmen because he appeared confused when they ordered him to stop.
A police source said the Egyptian is involved in the black money scam, sometimes known ‘wash wash scam, as the con artist attempts to obtain money fraudulently from a victim by persuading the latter that he will receive piles of banknote-sized papers which were made to look like the real currency by using chemicals.
The Egyptian admitted to purchasing the black notes at a cheap price and he was referred to authorities for questioning.
Expired foodstuff sold: Officers from Ahmadi Security Command launched a campaign against vendors in Ahmadi area after Friday prayer and arrested a group of Asians for selling expired foodstuff and vegetables, as well as used clothing donated to poor people. A security source said all suspects will be referred to the deportation center for violating law and selling foodstuff unfit for human consumption. All items confiscated have since been destroyed by concerned Kuwait Municipality personnel. The source noted the campaign against beggars and hawkers will continue over an indeterminate period countrywide to rid the country of the menace.
Paints worth KD 5,000 stolen: Police are looking for unidentified persons who broke into a shop in Jahra Industrial Area that sells building materials and escaped with paints and materials worth KD 5,000, reports Al-Rai daily. Personnel from the Criminal Evidences Department lifted fingerprints to identify the culprits.
By Meshal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies