Ministry of Interior Undersecretary Lieutenant General Suleiman Al-Fahad supervised the weapons inspection campaign along the Sixth Ring Road recently, during which he affirmed that the ministry is committed to implement the law on everyone without any exception.
In his press statement, Al-Fahad disclosed the ministry has started the second stage of enforcing the law on firearms, ammunition and explosive inspection. He explained, “The weapon inspection campaign on the main roads is coordinated in a manner that will not cause traffic congestion. The ministry calls on the public to adhere to the inspection teams’ directives to ensure smooth process”.
He pointed out the inspection teams are well trained to deal with all types of weapons and they can respond quickly to any reports or complaints made through emergency line 112 or the hotline 1888830.
Meanwhile, the statement issued by the Public Relations and Media Security Department revealed that weapons inspections will continue throughout the country in line with the Weapons Collection Law which the Parliament passed on Jan 27.
The law gave a six-month grace period for people to voluntarily hand over illegal firearms, ammunition and explosives that ended on June 22. After the grace period, anyone trading in illegal firearms, ammunition and explosives will be sentenced to jail for a period not exceeding 10 years and fine of not more than KD 50,000.
In addition, those found in possession of illegal weapons will be sentenced to imprisonment of not more than five years and fined not more than KD 10,000. The weapons collection centers in various security directorates are still open and ready to receive those who intend to hand over their illegal weapons voluntarily.
Source: Arab Times