KUWAIT: Residency Affairs Department detectives arrested nine Asian nationals who ran several fake domestic helpers' recruitment offices. They were charged with trading in domestic helpers as they were found to harbor a number of runaway maids. The arrest was made after concerned authorities received information about the gang's activities, and found out that all those arrested are wanted on absconding cases.

Traffic violations

The Traffic Department issued 3,896 citations for emergency lane violations during last week, including 3,772 for over-speeding on the left side emergency lane during the period where driving there is allowed between 6 am and 10 pm. Meanwhile, 15 citations were issued for driving on emergency lanes after the allowed hours; from 10 pm to 6 am. Also, 109 citations were issued for driving on the right emergency lane, where driving is banned at all times.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun