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Selling ‘non-existent’ farms

KUWAIT CITY, April 20: Personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) put an end to the story of a dismissed employee from the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) who was swindling citizens by selling them farms that do not exist, reports Al-Qabas daily. Security sources told the daily the man has been arrested and referred for investigation.

He was seized after the security authorities allegedly received about 20 reports and complaints from citizens about the employee’s activities detailing how they were swindled. One of the Kuwaitis said the suspect took 100,000 dinars from him for the sale of a farm and after the money was paid he disappeared from view.

Following the arrest the suspect is said to have confessed to the crimes he committed and that he had made a big fortune through fraudulent activities. The investigations revealed the suspect was working as an inspector for PAAAFR and was dismissed from work after he was found guilty by a court in an unidentified court case and had been sentenced to seven years in absentia.

By Munif Nayef Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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