KUWAIT: Combined efforts exerted by various government bodies in launching inspection campaigns in Jleeb Al-Shuyiukh helped enforce the law and reduce crimes in the area by 27 percent in Dec 2018 compared to the same period the previous year. In this regard, security sources said that the campaigns resulted in arresting 500 people and referring them to relevant authorities, closing down scores of violating stores, removing tons of violating goods and half a ton of waste, tracking down street vendors and removing violations on public property. The sources added only 841 felonies were filed in Dec 2018 compared to 1,044 in the same period of 2017, and that crimes filed were only 292 compared to 380 in Dec 2017.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi and A Saleh