KUWAIT CITY, Oct 10: Attorney-General Counsel Dhirar Al-Asousi has slapped a travel ban on 20 executives of a real estate company for swindling 3,000 citizens and residents by convincing them to invest real estate owned by the firm outside Kuwait, reports Al-Jarida daily. The daily added, the suspects are Arabs of various nationalities and a Kuwaiti woman, believed to be the ‘owner’ of the company, pending further investigation. Judicial sources said investigations revealed the company has cheated the investors to the tune of more than KD 30 million.
Syrian arrested: A Syrian has been referred to the Public Prosecution for insulting the Kuwaiti citizenship, reports Al-Anba daily. A security source the arrest came after a young Kuwaiti called the Operations Room of the Interior Ministry when he saw a clip made by the Syrian to insult Kuwait. According to reports the young Kuwaiti asked the Syrian what he would do if he were granted the Kuwaiti citizenship and latter responded by making an ‘indecent sign’.
Security tightened: The Ministry of Interior is said to have tightened security at the Kuwait International Airport by posting 80 officers in the rank of First Lieutenant in the framework of a comprehensive plan to prevent security breach, reports Al-Rai daily. According to security sources, the officers who have been pressed into service at the airport are all university graduates and have served the Interior Ministry for more than 10 years. This is in addition to the necessary experience in the field of security and public relations.
Recycling stamps: Acting on a tipoff and armed with a search and arrest warrant issued by the Public Prosecution, personnel from the Criminal Investigations Department recently raided an apartment and seized four Asians working for a cleaning company for recycling and selling used revenue stamps, reports Al-Shahed daily. According to security sources, the suspects have confessed to removing the stamps from old transactions. It is believed the suspects work for government departments in various governorates.