IS funders remanded

KUWAIT: The criminal court ordered the continued detention of six expats (five Syrians and an Iraqi) over charges of funding the Islamic State terrorist organization in Syria with around KD 11 million ($36 million) they collected as charity in Kuwait. Informed sources explained that the suspects had been using a money exchanger in Mubarakiya to pass the sums to IS without using any electronic databases or records of the remittances they made. Instead, the suspects used special letters and codes to avoid identifying the senders. The sources also said that the suspects used to send money to terrorists in Syria and Turkey via a GCC state where they owned another money exchange office. The suspects are facing charges of joining a terrorist organization, funding it and money laundering.

False abuse accusation

A Filipina maid filed a complaint at Jabriya police against her 69-year-old Egyptian sponsor, accusing him of sexual harassment. Security sources said the man totally denied the charges and investigations proved his innocence. A case was filed against the maid and further investigations are in progress to find out her motives.

Man found hanging

A citizen in his 60s was found hanging in his house in Mubarak Al-Kabeer. Security sources said initial investigations showed that the man had been suffering from psychological disorders and that had a file at the psychiatric diseases hospital.

Lonesome caller

A search is on for an unidentified caller who harassed a female police operator, said security sources. Case papers indicate that a female police operator (receiving calls on 112) reported that a man called asking her “what can someone missing person another do?”, adding that when she expressed exclamation, the caller repeated the same words before playing an Iraqi love song for her. The operator filed a case and on inquiring about the caller’s number, it was found registered in a female citizen’s name. Further investigations are in progress to identify the caller. -Al-Rai


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