Sixty forged visas sold for KD 20,000

KUWAIT: Detectives arrested a man who sold 60 forged visas to a domestic helper’s office in Kuwait for KD 20,000, Al-Qabas reported yesterday. In their statements to police, the Hawally office’s managers said that they had agreed to pay the money to the man, Pakistani, back in February after he convinced them he can help them issue visas for 60 Indian domestic helpers, using his connections since he works as a ‘mandoub’ (company representative).

When the managers went to extend the visas after the end of lockdown, they were told that all visas were forged, so they went to police and lodged a complaint. Investigations led detectives to the suspect, who was arrested at his house where police also found imported equipment used for forgery. The man was sent to the proper authorities to face charges.

Engine damaged
A fuel truck collided with a cargo plane at Kuwait International Airport, security sources told Al-Rai. The accident resulted in material losses only as the plane had one of its engines damaged, but no injuries were reported, the sources noted. Further investigations are in progress.

Under the influence
An Arab man was arrested after he entered a mosque in Sabah Al-Salem and took off his clothes while being under the influence of drugs, Al-Rai reported. Case papers indicate that the mosque’s caretaker reported the matter and called police. The suspect was arrested and referred to state security, where initial investigations showed that there were no religious motives behind his actions, and that he was only under the influence of drugs. The suspect was referred to Sabah Al-Salem police station. A case was filed and further investigations are in progress.

Beach fight
Three people were arrested for fighting at Fintas Beach, Al-Rai reported. One of the individuals involved in the fight, Kuwaiti, told police that he confronted a man, Jordanian, for allegedly sexually harassing his wife, and the two engaged in a fight during which the alleged harasser was joined by his son. The man also told admitted in his statements to police that he chased after his foes with a knife in hand. The trio were referred to relevant authorities pending further investigations.

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