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Surprise raids to nab illegals, traffic law violators continue – Maid attempts suicide; Kuwaiti acquitted of robbery

KUWAIT CITY, May 13: Officers from the General Traffic Department launched extensive security campaigns in all six governorates on Thursday, May 12 during which they issued 3,995 traffic citations, seized 234 vehicles and arrested 13 individuals including 10 juveniles. One of the arrested individuals has been referred for deportation. According to a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the campaigns were launched based on instructions from Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs at Ministry of Interior Major General Abdullah Al-Muhanna and under the supervision of Assistant Director General for Traffic Control and License Affairs at General Traffic Department Major General Fahad Al-Shuwai.

The General Traffic Department affirmed that such surprise campaigns will continue to be held round the clock for the protection of the road users. Meanwhile, Capital securitymen launched a number of security campaigns in various parts of the governorate last week and arrested a total of 241 individuals who are either wanted by law or had violated the residency law. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, Public Relations and Security Media Department affirmed that such security campaigns will continue to be held in several locations within the governorate for arrest the violators of law. It stressed the need for expatriates and Kuwaiti citizens to cooperate with securitymen in this regard in order to ensure the safety of the society.

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Maid in suicide bid: An Asian housemaid tried to commit suicide by consuming large quantities of pills inside her sponsor’s house in Rehab area. According to security sources, the sponsor noticed his housemaid lying unconscious on the floor and took her immediately to the nearest hospital. Medical examinations revealed that she had consumed large quantities of pills. The doctors immediately gave her necessary treatment to save her life. A case was filed against her and investigations have been launched to determine the reason behind her suicide attempt.

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Citizen acquitted: The Criminal Court acquitted a Kuwaiti citizen who was accused of committing robbery under threat and violence says Al-Seyassah. According to the case file, the citizen was arrested for physically attacking the victim and threatening him with a knife in a manner that deprived the victim an opportunity for resistance after which he robbed him. However, Lawyer Mohammad Al-Mutairi made a verbal presentation during the court session and stressed that his client did not have any link with the attack. He faulted the process of investigation, insisting that there are no sufficient proofs to substantiate the allegation.

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2 held for drugs: Two Kuwaiti citizens were arrested for consuming and possessing narcotic pills. According to security sources, Ahmadi securitymen were patrolling when they stopped a vehicle that was being driven recklessly and checked the details of the two occupants to discover they are Kuwaiti citizens. Sensing their disoriented state, securitymen checked the vehicle to find 95 narcotic pills and an iron rod. They were arrested and referred with the confiscated items to the General Department for Drugs Control for necessary legal action. Meanwhile, a Sri Lankan expatriate was arrested in Mahboula area in possession of 20 plastic bags filled with liquor. He was referred to the police station of the area for necessary action.

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Pakistani robbed: Unknown individuals impersonated police officers and attacked a Pakistani expatriate in Shuwaikh area and stole KD 500 from him. According to security sources, the victim filed a case at Shuwaikh Police Station against the unknown suspects, explaining that he was driving when he was demanded to stop by the suspects who were in a black ‘GMC’ vehicle. They claimed to be police officers and said they wanted to check his vehicle. After checking the vehicle, they attacked him, robbed him of KD 500 and drove away. Securitymen have launched investigations to find and arrest the suspects.

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Asians arrested: Ahmadi securitymen arrested a Bangladeshi expatriate in Mangaf area after discovering that he is wanted by law for his involvement in four criminal cases. They also arrested two Asian expatriates who have been reported as absconding by their sponsors.

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B’deshi held with drugs: A Bangladeshi expatriate was arrested in Fahaheel area in possession of 15 narcotic pills, heroin and drugs paraphernalia. According to security sources, Ahmadi securitymen were patrolling Fahaheel area when they stopped a vehicle based on suspicions and checked the civil ID of the driver to discover he is a Bangladeshi national. Sensing his nervousness, they checked him to find 15 narcotic pills, heroin and drugs paraphernalia

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