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Egyptian Guard charging KD 10 for before-hand info on crackdown held

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 22: A team of officers from the Public Authority for Residence Affairs Investigation arrested an Egyptian for informing representatives of companies about the schedule of security campaigns which the department carries out. The department received information that the Egyptian, who works as a guard at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor building in Farwaniya Governorate, provides information to representatives of companies on the date of crackdowns that the department is conducting against illegal residents and he charges KD 10 per call.

After a thorough investigation to ascertain the information, the officers obtained a warrant to arrest the suspect who admitted the crime during interrogation. He was referred to the concerned authority for legal action. On the other hand, the Financial and Administrative Services Department, which is affiliated to Public Authority for Residence Affairs Investigation, verified the information it obtained about a network of Indians selling pornographic films, pirated DVDs for women and children, cosmetics, accessories and mobile phones through hawkers. Acting on the tip-off, the securitymen arrested four Indians with 500 pirated DVDs, cosmetics, accessories and mobile phones in their possession.

During interrogation, the suspects confessed that they are not working for their sponsors and they have been engaged in illegal activities for a long time by making telephone calls to their clients. The department asserted it is keen on receiving or gathering reports and information about illegals including those who violate the Residency Law in order to bring them to justice. It also called on citizens and residents to avoid providing shelter to illegals or suspects in order not to fall in the clutches of law.

Bribe for release: The Attorney-General Dhirar Al-Asousi has ordered the detention of head of the Capital Police Station for allegedly ‘receiving’ bribe to release some suspects from police custody, of police, reports Al-Qabas daily. This came after investigations conducted by personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department showed the senior officer receiving between KD 200 and KD 500 to set free the ‘criminals’.

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