KUWAIT: The Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced that the relevant security sectors carried out a wide-scale crackdown in the Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh and Mahboula areas, arresting 394 violators of the residency law as well as wanted people, 66 of whom were in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh and 328 in Mahboula. The ministry said in a statement to the General Department of Security Relations and Media Saturday that the crackdown comes under instructions from the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Acting Minister of Interior Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, and a follow-up from MoI's Undersecretary Lieutenant General Anwar Al-Barjas, in order to confront the outlaws, impose security control and contain safety in these areas.

On Friday, the ministry launched a crackdown in the Mahboula area, led by Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled and several specialized security leaders. Crackdowns are continuing in various parts of the country, especially in the areas of Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh and Mahboula, on a daily basis, in order to apprehend violators, wanted people, and anyone who carries out acts in violation of the law, MoI confirmed. MoI urged all citizens and residents to cooperate with the security forces and not to cover up any violation of the residency law, as it is a crime punishable by law. The ministry underlined the need for sponsors to abide by the residence law.