Personnel from the Arms Collection Investigation Department led by Acting Director-General of the Department Colonel Walid Al-Shehab organized what the authorities called ‘search campaigns’ in various parts of the country to look for illegal arms and ammunition, reports Al-Anba daily.
The daily added, to the surprise of the raiding party several people had illegal pets in their homes such as snakes and monkeys. The securitymen also seized a sizable number of arms and ammunition from those who had failed to hand over the ordnance during the amnesty period.
According to a security source the campaigns were organized upon orders from the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior Lieutenant-General Suleiman Al-Fahd, and Assistant Undersecretary for Criminal Security Affairs, Major-General Abdul Hamid Al-Awadhi.
Source: Arab Times