KUWAIT CITY, Feb 15: Personnel from the General Department of Nationality and Passports have arrested a Syrian who allegedly bought the Kuwaiti nationality back in 1986 for a huge sum of money, reports Al-Qabas daily. The daily added, the man after confessing to the charges filed against him has been referred to the Public Prosecution. Based on instructions issued by the Assistant Undersecretary for Nationality and Passports Affairs, Lieutenant-General Faisal Al-Nawwaf, to intensify efforts and bring to book all those who are involved in forging nationality documents or buying the Kuwaiti nationality or obtaining it illegally, confidential information was received by the Department about the Syrian who had allegedly obtained the Kuwaiti nationality through fraud.
The investigations proved the authenticity of the information and when the suspect sensed the authorities were closing in on him, left for Qatar and stayed there for three months to throw the authorities off track. However, he was arrested upon arrival and referred for investigations. During preliminary interrogation, the accused admitted to buying the Kuwaiti nationality through fraud to enjoy the benefits and privileges offered by the state.