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Around 150 people arrested in nationwide raids on vice
November 11, 2017, 8:18 am

Intensive inspection campaigns conducted in various governorates in the last 48 hours resulted in the arrest of 150 individuals in civil, financial and criminal cases including trading in drugs and alcohol.

This is in compliance with the instruction of acting Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah to track down criminals. According to a security source, the Public Security Sector arrested 56 persons wanted by law in the Capital Governorate. He said the cases include absconding, hawking and violation of the Residency Law, indicating four of those arrested are involved in financial cases.

In Farwaniya Governorate, a Syrian was arrested in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh for the possession of hashish, heroin and knife. Five Egyptians were arrested for involvement in financial cases, two Asians for trading in alcohol and 20 individuals who violated the Residency Law.

In Hawally Governorate, 30 persons were arrested for involvement in financial and criminal cases – one of them is a Kuwaiti woman who failed to pay debt amounting to KD8,000 in addition to seven Kuwaiti drug addicts, two Iranians who had heroin and drug paraphernalia in their possession and several others who violated the Residency and Labor laws. In Jahra Governorate, five persons were arrested for possessing narcotics and they were referred to the Drug Control General Department.

In Ahmadi Governorate, 12 persons were arrested – four for possessing alcohol and drugs and eight who are wanted by law for involvement in financial and criminal cases. In Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate, 15 persons involved in financial and criminal cases were arrested.

38 African, Asian sex workers caught in 19 Jleeb brothels

Director General of Farwaniya Security Command Major General Saleh Matar received report from Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh Police Station indicating the officers have successfully shut down 19 brothels within the vicinity.

The report added that 38 African and Asian sex workers were arrested and referred to the deportation center; alongside 600 other male and female expatriates arrested for various offenses. The officers raided 8 local liquor factories and confiscated 30,000 readymade bottles of the contraband, which have since been destroyed.

Raids in Jleeb

The Department of Public Hygiene and Road Works at Farwaniya Municipal Branch embarked on inspection tour of Jleeb al-Shuyoukh, which resulted in the issuance of 20 violation citations against hawking.

They confiscated 112 cubic meters of vegetables, scrap materials, furniture and second- hand clothes. Head of department Saad Al-Khureinej stated the campaign aimed at cleaning various areas governed by the municipality from any negative phenomenon that constitutes clear violation against public property and defies laws on public hygiene and road works.

Meanwhile, the Public Relations Department of the Kuwait Municipality in the Mubarak Al-Kabir Governorate during a campaign which is organized under the title ‘With Your Cooperation’ has issued 16 citations against hawkers and encroachers on state property, reports Al-Rai daily.

Source: Arab Times

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