KUWAIT CITY, May 31: In an new extortion case which came to light by one of the media sites which led the CID team of MOI to arrest the leader of the extortion gang, a Syrian expatriate and his Bangladeshi partner, and a number of gang leaders aides.
A security source said that while investigating into the case of the Syrian expatriate, some of the victims revealed that the gang practiced criminal activity since the beginning of 2020. According to a security source, after the news had spread of this extortion gang the General Department of Criminal Investigation was tasked to arrest the members of this gang mainly the Syrian and his Bangladeshi partner who were arrested.
The source confirmed that none of the victims had filed cases for various reasons, as they were threatened with death if they reported to the Ministry of the Interior.
As previously it was reported that the security authorities had arrested a Syrian expatriate and a Bangladeshi after it was proven that they carried out acts of bullying, intimidation, and blackmail for Asian expatriates, and forced them to pay money without justifications or services in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh.
These two defendants pleaded guilty to bullying, extortion and blackmailing and they were referred to the relevant authorities on charges related to impersonation of detectives and extortion.