600 violators arrested in October raids in Jleeb

KUWAIT: Nearly 600 people were sent to proper authorities for deportation following their arrest during police crackdowns in Jleeb Al-Shuyiukh last month, a report shows. The deportees include 38 women of African and Asian nationalities who were arrested on charge of prostitution in raids at 19 places suspected to be used as brothels, according to a report sent recently from Jleeb Al-Shuyiukh Police station’s administration to Director General of Farwaniya Security Major General Saleh Matar. Nearly 30,000 bottles of homebrewed liquor were also confiscated in raids at eight places were alcoholic drinks were made in violation of the law, the report said.

A citizen in his thirties was involved in a head on collision with a bus, and it was later discovered that he was driving under the influence of narcotics. He was arrested and taken to Farwaniya police station after being cleared by medics. Further check also revealed that the man is wanted by authorities on a civil case.

Smuggling foiled
Nuwaiseeb customs officers foiled an attempt to smuggle 50 boxes of cigarettes outside of Kuwait. The busted material has an estimated value of KD24,000.

A deliveryman told Waha police that he was robbed by a man wearing a niqab. The Indian national, who works as a deliveryman for a restaurant, said he was delivering a meal to a house in Waha, but was stopped on his way by a woman, who turned out to be a man wearing a niqab. The man said that the suspect pulled him out of the vehicle then drove off with it. The man had left his wallet which contained his civil ID, ATM card and KD 39 in cash inside the vehicle.

Drug possession
Three citizens were arrested in Mubarak Al-Kabeer in possession of drugs. In the first case happened when police stopped a driver who appeared to be in an abnormal condition, then they found tablets suspected to be drugs on him. Separately in Qurain, patrols spotted an SUV parked in the parking lot of the area’s co-op society. The driver was sleeping in the car with a joint in hand. Another person soon came out of the co-op and headed to the vehicle, and he became nervous when he saw police, so he was stopped, searched and a joint was found with him. The two were arrested in taken to the proper authorities for further action. – Translated from the Arabic press

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