KUWAIT CITY, Oct 2: Securitymen from the Residency Affairs Department at the Interior Ministry arrested an Egyptian for forging work permits through the representative of a farm in exchange for a large amount. Acting on information that 145 laborers are registered under the farm but they are not working there, the securitymen summoned the owner of the farm for questioning.
The owner disclosed only 14 laborers are registered under his farm and he does not know the rest of the workers. When the authorities confirmed the number of laborers required, they found out the certificate was not issued by the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) while the stamps and signatures were forged.
After confirming the forgery, the department ordered the arrest of all the laborers registered under the farm. Two were arrested saying they paid KD 1,600 to an Egyptian to obtain work permit without knowing how the document was processed.
The Egyptian was arrested as well and he corroborated the statement of the two individuals who were nabbed earlier. He disclosed that he took money from the laborers and gave the remaining amount to the farm’s representative after taking KD 100 to KD 150 per work permit for himself. He added the number of laborers registered under the farm in a fraudulent manner totaled 77. When the securitymen conducted investigations on the representative of the farm, they discovered that he left the country on Feb 1, 2016.
Meanwhile, a Kuwaiti reckless driver hit a patrol vehicle and ran away on foot but he was forced to stop in Sabah Al- Salem where he was arrested. While patrolling the area late at night, the securitymen noticed a pick-up without a plate number and the suspect was driving recklessly, putting his life and that of other road users in danger.
The officers instructed him to stop but he ignored them and even hit the patrol vehicle before fleeing from the scene. A hot chase ensued leading to the arrest of the reckless driver — a Kuwaiti who, the officers found out later, does not hold a driving license. He was referred to a nearby police station and his vehicle was impounded.
By Mishal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff