Over 350 expats registered in ‘illusory’ companies – Bangladeshis caught gambling

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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 8: General Department for Residency Affairs affiliated to the Citizenships and Passports Sector of Ministry of Interior discovered that 351 expatriates are registered under the sponsorship of 15 closed companies in Sharq area. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, Public Relations and Security Media Department explained that it received information about some expatriates being sponsored by closed companies. After the Financial Services Department confirmed that the companies are closed, the names of these companies were included in the blacklist in order to prevent them from bringing any more expatriates into the country. The owners of the companies were summoned for investigations regarding the reasons behind the closing of the companies and to necessary legal actions in this regard. The department affirmed that the General Department for Residency Affairs will continue to carry out such campaigns against fake companies.

Crackdown in Ahmadi: The General The corpse found near a traffic railing. Over 350 expats registered in ‘illusory’ companies Traffic Department (GTD) launched series of surprise inspection campaigns in Ahmadi on Monday, targeting those driving without a license. In a press statement, the Interior Ministry disclosed the campaigns were supervised by Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs Major General Abdullah Al-Muhanna and carried out by Assistant Director General for Traffic Organization Affairs and Licenses at GTD Major General Fahd Al-Shuwai’a. These campaigns led to the arrest of 25 youths. The Traffic Sector confirmed that the campaigns will continue in all areas round the clock to instill more discipline among road users, minimize traffic congestion and reduce traffic violations that claim lives of innocent people.

 33,000 theft cases: More than 33,000 theft cases were recorded in various police stations in 2015 and 40 percent of these cases were registered against unknown persons while some of thieves are still at large, reports Al- Qabas daily quoting a knowledgeable security source. The source pointed out that the number of cases increased in 2015 compared to 2014, indicating the crimes included stealing vehicles, burglary in homes and shops, armed robberies and impersonating securitymen to rob individuals.

2 held with drugs: A Kuwaiti citizen and a Syrian were arrested in Salmiya area in possession of six bags of drugs, cigarettes rolled with hashish and drug paraphernalia, says Al-Seyassah. According to security sources, Private Taskforce officers were patrolling Salmiya area at night when they stopped a vehicle with two occupants based on suspicion. They checked the details of the two individuals to discover the driver is a Kuwaiti citizen and the passenger is a Syrian national. The officers checked the vehicle and found the abovementioned items. The suspects were arrested and referred with the confiscated items to the Directorate General for Drugs Control (DGDC) for necessary legal action against them. Meanwhile, a Bedoun youth and a Syrian woman were arrested in possession of drugs in Maidan Hawally. They were also referred to DGDC for necessary legal action against them.

Phone thieves caught: Two Egyptian expatriates were arrested for stealing mobile phones from stores. According to security sources, when Capital securitymen received several complaints of mobile phone thefts, they conducted investigations to discover the suspects are two Egyptian expatriates. Securitymen raided their apartment and arrested them. When the suspects were questioned, they confessed that they would go to the shops to see the mobile phones and then run away with them before getting caught by the salesmen. Necessary legal action will be taken against the two suspects.

Stealing car parts: Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Department arrested five Asians for stealing parts of cars parked along the streets and in front of homes and sold them to the owner of a garage, reports Al- Anba daily. One of the thieves was arrested while attempting to steal from a parked car in Jahra. The thief guided police to his accomplices so the owner of the garage and the thieves were referred to authorities.

Bangladeshis caught gambling: Acting on information, Jahra securitymen raided a garage in Jahra Industrial Area and arrested a number of Bangladeshis for gambling and then referred them to authorities, reports Al-Shahed daily.

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