KUWAIT CITY, Feb 22: Director General of Public Relations and Security Information Department at the Ministry of Interior Brigadier Adel Al-Hashash says the ministry has taken all necessary steps to ensure the country is safe and peaceful throughout the Independence and Liberation days, while the country celebrates 10th anniversary of the ascension of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah to office, says an Interior Ministry press statement. Brigadier Al-Hashash added security campaigns have been intensified to achieve the objective, citing a recent campaign conducted under the supervision of Ministry Undersecretary Lieutenant General Suleiman Fahad Al-Fahad in Khaitan that led to arrest of 3,548 suspects and outlaws, of which 1,170 are awaiting deportation.
Breakdown of arrests include 7 criminal offences and 52 civil offences. 117 residency law violators, 255 fugitives, 269 without identity cards, 218 expired residency visas, 227 marginal workers, 2 liquor traders and 12 public ethics violators, of which three have already been deported for public interest. Officers impounded 8 vehicles and released 2,378 people after verification of their documents.
117 held in Ahmadi: Ahmadi securitymen arrested 117 expatriates of various nationalities and closed down an unlicensed restaurant during a security campaign in several areas of Ahmadi Governorate. According to security sources, the sudden security campaign was launched by a team formed by Ahmadi Security Director Brigadier Abdullah Safa. The team set up security checkpoints throughout Ahmadi Governorate, and closed the entrance and exit roads of some areas in order to carry out the campaign. They arrested 117 expatriates for violating the residency law, who were reported as absconding, marginal personnel or for their involvement in cases. A restaurant that was selling food without legal authorization was closed down. The arrested expatriates were referred to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action against them