3,951 tickets issued, 239 vehicles impounded in campaign

kuwaitKUWAIT: The Ministry of Interior (MoI) launched a wide-scale traffic inspection campaign with the participation of 280 police patrols, 101 officers and 179 privates.

It resulted in filing 3,951 tickets, impounding 239 vehicles and six bikes, arresting 15 people, referring one person to juvenile police and another for deportation.

The crackdown took place under the command of interior ministry’s assistant undersecretary for traffic affairs Major General Abdullah Al-Muhanna and traffic directors in various governorates.

Meanwhile, and on instructions from MoI undersecretary Lt Gen Suleiman Al-Fahd and under supervision of the assistant undersecretary for general security Major General Ibrahim Al-Tarrah, a wide-scale security inspection campaign was launched in various governorates that resulted in impounding nine vehicles for violating traffic laws – three in Mubarak Al-Kabeer and two in Hawally, in addition to filing 66 tickets.

Policeman hurt
A policeman was run over by an ATV, said security sources, noting that the ATV rider was arrested and the policeman rushed to hospital for treatment.

Municipality inspection
In collaboration with municipality inspectors, Ahamdi security forces launched an inspection operation in Mahboula, said security sources, noting that the campaign resulted in arresting 17 peddlers and referring them to relevant authorities. Separately, and as the campaign season is over, Kuwait Municipality started removing violating camps, said security sources, noting that a campaign headed by Ahmadi emergency team leader Meshaal Abalsafi resulted in removing 15 camps and cleaning the sites.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

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