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Wednesday , January 20 2021

Tipoff leads to arrest of gang of gamblers; MP warns of threat from sleeper cells

The gang of gamblers in police custody.
The gang of gamblers in police custody.

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 17: Detectives from the Search and Investigation Department of the General Department of Residence Affairs recently raided an apartment in an unidentified location and arrested 17 people for gambling, says a press release issued by the Ministry of Interior.

The press release said the arrest came after police were tipped off by an unidentified person. Police reportedly armed with a search and arrest warrant issued by the Public Prosecution raided the place and caught the gamblers in the act.

MP warns of threat from sleeper cells
MP Abdullah Ma’ayouf has warned of attacks by sleeper cells in the country saying his military experience tells him that there are cells comprising members of terrorist organizations who have agendas that threaten the security of Kuwait, reports Al-Shahed daily. Ma’ayouf added the Gulf States must exchange information to cut down to size the risk posed by these cells because they use advanced tools and techniques.

Another MP Mohammad Tana has called for taking precautionary measures against the sleeper cells. He pointed out he had warned earlier about members of these cells who are associated with foreign countries and who had been arrested. He stressed on the need to check the data of those who promote their radical ideas.

MP Khalil Abel said the efforts exerted by the security men are evidence of the presence of terrorist among our midst, but this is not enough. Now it is the responsibility of the community and/or anyone who has any information should report it to the security services immediately. MP Hamoud Al-Hamdan said there are suspicious people in Kuwait believed to be members of the terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah. He stressed on the need to deport any expatriate and punish the citizens who threaten the security of Kuwait.

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