KUWAIT CITY, April 2: Officers from the Operations and Patrol Unit of Ahmadi Governorate led by Captain Yusuf Al-Rasheedi and Lieutenant Hamad Al-Enzi launched a campaign against hawkers in Mahboula area and arrested 17 people displaying their merchandise for sale in the street. They were referred to concerned authorities.
Meanwhile, Capital securitymen launched security campaigns in various locations within Capital Governorate and arrested nine individuals, seized 11 vehicles and issued 66 traffic citations. According to security sources, the campaigns were launched based on instructions from Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security Affairs Major General Ibrahim Al-Tarrah.
The arrested individuals included six expatriates who were reported as absconding, an expatriate who violated the residency law and two Kuwaiti citizens in possession of drugs. They were referred to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action against them. The sources affirmed that such security campaigns will be held in all governorates to arrest the violators of law.
2 held over mosque photos: Two expatriates of the same Arab nationality were arrested in two separate incidents for taking pictures of mosques, reports Al-Anba daily. The second first suspect was arrested while he was filming a mosque in Rumaithiya. He claimed that he was taking a photograph of a nearby ‘No Parking’ sign. The suspect was arrested in Mishref area and securitymen found various photos of mosques in his cell phone. He revealed that he usually take photographs of the mosques he visit on Fridays.
Livestock pen raided: Officers from Weapons Collection Department raided a livestock pen in Kabad and arrested a Kuwaiti citizen for keeping a pistol with rounds of ammunition without license. The operation conducted upon directives from the Interior Ministry Undersecretary Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahad and ordered by Undersecretary for Criminal Security Affairs Major General Abdulhameed Al-Awadi resulted in the arrest of two other citizens for possessing drugs, alongside a Syrian expatriate evading 15 years jail term for financial related offenses. In a related development, securitymen rescued a hyena from an abandoned livestock pen in Kabad area. The predatory animal was referred to the Environment Police Department.