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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 26: The alertness of the security officers and the modern technologies used at Kuwait International Airport thwarted the plans of 530 deportees – most of who are from Asian countries – from re-entering the country using forged travel documents and false names in the year 2022 , reports Al-Qabas daily.
According to senior security sources, the process of returning to Kuwait using forged identification papers was done easily in the past. However, the use of fingerscanning device, known as the “deportee detector”, which was adopted in March 2011, has put an end to such manipulations and exposed the criminal plans of thousands of deportees who hope to re-enter the country.
In the framework of preserving the security of the homeland, reducing forgery, and putting a stop to entry into the country using forged travel documents, the sources revealed that 530 people of both genders, who were deported in the past, had tried to re-enter Kuwait through the international airport in the year 2022.
They revealed that the arrested suspects included 120 women, and most of those arrested are of Asian nationalities, adding that they have been deported once again to their countries from the international airport.
The sources explained that the Identity Investigation Department of the General Department of Criminal Evidence participated in the Gulf Criminal Evidence Team in developing a system for sharing the fingerprints of deportees among the countries of the region. This new system relies on sending deportees’ files with high quality, and in a safe and fast form. With the operation of the deportee detection system at the international airport, and all land and sea ports, the department entered all the deportees’ fingerprints into the system, which is capable of detecting any person who was deported from Kuwait or any of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. The fingerprint device proved to be a great success in detecting manipulators and those involved in forgery, and it thwarted the attempts of many who tried to re-enter the country with fake passports through all ports.
The operation takes only three seconds to reveal the identity of any person who is arriving or departing, even if he carries a forged passport. It shows whether the person coming to the country was expelled before or not, or if his name is on the wanted list or not. It also reveals those who are banned from entering, those with a travel ban, and those who are trying to exit illegally.