Crackdown on vice

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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 12: A Kuwaiti citizen, who is wanted by law for his involvement in a financial case, was arrested in Capital Governorate in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. According to security sources, Capital securitymen, based on instructions from Capital Security Director Major General Ibrahim Al-Tarrah, were patrolling Capital Governorate when they stopped a vehicle based on suspicion and checked the details of the driver to discover he is a Kuwaiti citizen born in 1974 and wanted by law for his involvement in a financial case.

They checked his vehicle and found drugs and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and referred with the confiscated items to the Directorate General for Drug Control for necessary legal action against him. Meanwhile, three Egyptian expatriates were arrested for having expired residencies. Furthermore, an Egyptian expatriate who was wanted by law for a financial case, was arrested and referred to the Sentences Enforcement Department. In addition, a vehicle, which is part of a criminal case, was referred to Sulaibikhat Police Station.

Syrian held with drugs: A Syrian expatriate was arrested in Salmiya area in possession of 64 narcotic pills. According to security sources, Hawally securitymen were patrolling Salmiya area when they stopped a vehicle out of suspicion and checked the details of the driver to discover he is a Syrian expatriate. They checked the vehicle and found 64 narcotic pills. The suspect was arrested and referred with the narcotic pills to the Directorate General for Drug Control for investigations and necessary legal action against him.

Worshippers robbed: Police have arrested an unidentified person for breaking into the vehicles of worshippers during Friday prayers and stealing valuables, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The daily added, the suspect was caught red-handed by a police patrol while breaking into the vehicle of one of the worshippers near the Sabikah Mosque in Sabah Al-Nasser. The arrest came following instructions issued by a senior Interior Ministry official to protect the property of worshippers particularly during Friday prayers. The daily added, plainclothes policeman driving a civilian car saw the suspect ‘at work’ and caught him red-handed. The daily said the suspect tried in vain to escape but he was chased and arrested.

Sale of expired medicines: Interrogation with the Kuwaiti pharmacist working for the Medicines Inspection Department of the Ministry of Health show his illegal activity – of turning a blind eye to the sale of expired medicines by pharmacists — spanned over a year, reports Al-Qabas daily. After he was caught red-handed and handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department, he admitted to taking KD 20,000 for his ‘services’. The daily added, the man was arrested after the authorities acting on a tip-off set a trap for him and paid him bribe with marked currency and also recorded the conversation between him and the police agent. The interrogations are ongoing to find out if there are any accomplices in the ministry.

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