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Traffic crackdown in Fahaheel, Sabahiya; over 100 checkpoints set up
August 26, 2015, 10:05 am
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In compliance with the instructions of Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security Affairs in the Ministry of Interior Major General Abdul Fattah Al-Ali, Jahra policemen established 110 security checkpoints in different areas throughout the governorate to track down those who have violated laws of the country, says Al- Seyassah.
 
This resulted in the arrest of 14 expatriates who violated the Residency Law and seven others suspected of involvement in crimes as the officers noticed their unusual behavior. The officers also issued 100 traffic citations and dealt with eight fistfight incidents in Jahra, Sulaibiya and Al-Qaser.
 
Meanwhile, the General Traffic Department conducted security campaigns in the six governorates from 16-22 August, 2015.
 
These campaigns led to the issuance of 47,586 traffic citations, impounding of 1,826 vehicles used for committing crimes, arrest of 17 motorists, and referral of 14 expatriates for deportation for driving without a license. The department confirmed these campaigns will continue to ensure smooth flow of traffic on the roads, calling on all motorists to strictly follow the traffic signs, instructions and rules.
 
Meanwhile Ahmadi Security Directorate launched a surprise inspection campaign in Sabahiya and Fahaheel Industrial Area. The campaign led to the issuance of 280 traffic citations, arrest of 40 people who failed to present valid identification and residence documents, three wanted by law for various cases, two for evading arrest earlier, five for the possession of narcotic substances and one Asian caught in the act of selling pornographic films; in addition to impounding 25 vehicles. This is in line with the instruction of Ahmadi Security Chief Major General Al-Ali who stressed the need to intensify security campaigns to track down criminals. Meanwhile, Customs men at Nuwaiseeb border point foiled an attempt by a Kuwaiti coming from a GCC country to smuggle a slat for gambling. Sources said the citizen had kept the table hidden inside a box in his vehicle. He was referred to relevant authorities.
 
Source: Arab Times
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