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3 Kuwaitis detained in Saudi for fighting, humiliating policemen – Bangladeshi held for drug trafficking

KUWAIT CITY, June 25: Saudi authorities have detained three Kuwaiti citizens in Al-Shifa Police Station at Al-Taif area for fighting with securitymen and humiliating them, reports Al-Rai daily. According to the reports published on Saudi websites, securitymen were on routine duty when they were tasked with lifting an impounded car belonging to three Kuwaitis who committed traffic violations. However, the three Kuwaitis expressed their resentment by fighting with and humiliating the securitymen. Reportedly, the securitymen tried to explain to the suspects that they are only implementing the law and had requested them to comply with the rules and go to the police station for formal procedures. However, the suspects refused and started to argue and fight with the police. They were eventually controlled and referred to Al-Shifa Police Station.

2-kg ‘weed’ seized: Customs officers at the Air Freight confiscated a parcel that was sent from an European country after discovering it contained two kilograms of ‘weed’ hidden inside plastic packs for tea, reports Al-Anba daily. Police are looking for the supposed recipient.

Drug trafficker arrested: A Bangladeshi expatriate was arrested for drug trafficking, reports Al-Anba daily. According to security sources, when Abdullah Al-Mubarak detectives received information about the illicit activities of a Bangladeshi man, they conducted investigations, after which they raided his house. Police arrested him in possession of 50 narcotic pills, 20 cell phones and KD 700 cash money. The 20 cell phones reportedly belonged to drug addicts and were mortgaged.

‘No using cellphones on duty’: Undersecretary of Ministry of Interior Lieutenant General Suleiman Al-Fahad has banned police force on field duties from using mobile phones or headphones as well as their personal accounts on social media, reports Al-Rai daily. He also issued another decision to ban patrol officers from parking police vehicles on road pavements.

Fire extinguished: Fire erupted in an abandoned building in Farwaniya area, reports Al-Shahed daily. Farwaniya firefighters rushed to the location after receiving information about the fire. They extinguished the fire within a short time before it spread further. No casualties were reported. Investigations have been launched to determine the cause of the fi re.

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