Duo held for trading in weapons, drugs
Head of the Arms and Ammunition Collection team Colonel Nayef Al-Hassawi was quoted as saying until now the Ministry of Interior has collected 800 guns of various types and more than two tons of ammunition since the launching of the campaign to collect weapons, reports Al-Qabas daily. He added the team is prepared to go to any destination to collect weapons from citizens, who show good intent. Speaking to reporters from the Diwan of head of the Al-Ajman Tribe Sultan Bin Hathlin in a suburb of Ogaila, he praised the initiative of the sheikh of the tribe saying this noble deed has been appreciated by the Ministry of Interior officials. He also called on other Kuwaitis and tribes to follow suit and hand over their weapons.
For his part Sultan Bin Hathlin said handing over the weapons for him is translating the law which has been by the Ministry of Interior into action. He affirmed the existence weapons in the houses and in the hands of youths is a serious issue especially since some of the people have used guns to settle scores and committed murders.
Meanwhile, leaders of the tribes have commended the step taken by the Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohamed Al- Khalid to sustain security in the country through the collection of weapons, reports Al- Seyassah daily. Meanwhile, personnel from the General Department for Combating Drugs have arrested two people — a Saudi and a bedoun — for trading in weapons and trafficking in drugs, reports Al-Qabas daily. Police have reportedly seized from the men 17 guns including Kalashnikov rifles and several rounds of ammunition. The daily added, police acting on a tip-off raided the home of the suspects and seized the contraband. They have been handed over to the authorities.