Kuwait Crime News (updated)

KD 2,000 stolen from home; Three caught drunk
Kuwait : Police are looking for an unidentified person for breaking into the home of a Syrian man in Farwaniya and stealing KD 2,000 in cash, reports Arrouiah daily.
The thief reportedly entered the apartment using a duplicate key.

Three caught drunk: Police have arrested three persons — two Kuwaitis and a bedoun — for drinking alcohol in a public place, reports Arrouiah daily.
The drunkards were arrested after an unidentified motorist called the Operations Department of the Ministry of Interior when he saw them driving recklessly and endangering lives of other motorists.
When police arrested the men, they were under the influence of alcohol.

Police hunt bag-snatchers:  Police are looking for two men for snatching the handbags of female shoppers in Farwaniya, reports Arrouiah daily.
According to security sources police received three complaints in just fifteen minutes about thieves snatching the bags and escaping in a car. One of the women said her bag contained KD 500.
One of the callers also gave police the details of number plate of the vehicle. However, when police alerted patrols in the area, they found the car parked in an open space. The police also discovered the owner had reported the car stolen.
Personnel from the Criminal Evidences Department have lifted fingerprints to identify the culprits.

Drug overdose kills man: A 26-year-old bedoun reportedly died inside his home in Sulaibiya from an overdose of drugs, reports Al-Anba daily.
According to reports the man was found in a sitting position and there were drug-consuming tools next to the corpse.



200 Kuwaitis, 40 firms blacklisted over human trafficking

KUWAIT, (KUNA): Acting Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah Sunday brushed aside as “rumors” that neighboring countries have spy networks in Kuwait, affirming that Kuwait has good ties with its neighbors.
“There is no need for espionage because there is transparency and everything can be known,” Sheikh Jaber told reporters after an Iftar (breaking-fast) feast with senior officers of the land forces.
The government official noted that Kuwait has good relations with neighboring countries because both sides understood the developments in the region. He noted these developments “are mere escalations nothing more.”
Sheikh Jaber, asked whether His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al-Sabah would discuss military-related issues during his visit to the US, said “there is no doubt that a host of issues can be discussed in any meeting.” He did not elaborate.
Commenting on some of Iraqi MPs’ requests to annex the State of Kuwait to Southern Iraq through the framework agreement between Baghdad and Washington, Sheikh Jaber said “these voices remind us of a defunct era … Nobody can think this way and we consider him a sane person.”
The US will not accept these “irrational demands” which are contradicting with principles of the war of liberation of Kuwait which was led by the US in 1991, he said.
On the US arms deals with Iraq, Sheikh Jaber said Kuwait, from a military view, was distant from any threat but there could be fears over this armament on the long-run.
However, he added, “the American side was informed about the Kuwait concerns over this side (armament) and the forces should be of defensive nature only.”
Sheikh Jaber, turning to the naturalization issue, said a file of people whose status was examined was still at the Interior Ministry.
Human traders, firms banned: Two hundred Kuwaitis and 40 companies have been blacklisted and banned from recruiting domestic laborers due to their alleged involvement in human trafficking, Al-Watan Arabic daily quoted informed sources as saying.
Meanwhile, 500 expatriates were arrested for violating the residency law and were referred to authorities.
Too drunk to go home
Kuwait : Police have arrested an unidentified Indian man for drinking alcohol, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.
According to a security source the man was by the roadside in Mahboula. He was reportedly too drunk to walk his way home.

Mine found near naval base: Acting on information explosives experts rushed to a chalet adjacent to the naval base and detonated a land mine, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.
According to the daily the mine looked old and is believed to be remnant of ordnance planted by the Iraqis during their occupation of the country.
Meanwhile, the Alam Al-Yawm daily said bomb disposal experts rushed to the Mina Abdullah Scrapyard and dealt with three cluster bombs.

Iraqi held at border: Customs officers at the Abdali border post have arrested an unidentified Iraqi man for attempting to smuggle strange objects into the country, the type believed to be used for black magic, reports Al-Qabas daily.
The objects were found hidden inside his clothes. The man has been referred to the concerned authorities.


‘Forbidden’ fruit
KUWAIT CITY : An unidentified person recently alerted the concerned authorities when he came across pomegranates, a product of Israel, sold in a Kuwaiti market, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.
According to a reliable source, ‘Made in Israel’ was written on the carton containing the fruit.
The daily did not give more details.

Arab expats car on fire: A fire broke out in an Arab man’s car in Al-Rai area due to an electrical fault, say sources. 
Firefighters from Shuwaikh Industrial Area rushed to the scene and controlled the fire before it could cause extensive damage.
Police are investigating the case.

Hoax fire at bank call: Firefighters received a hoax fire call that a famous local bank in Mirqab was on fire, but discovered upon arrival at the supposed scene of the incident that the information was bogus.

3 Asians hurt in crash: Three Asians suffered from multiple injuries in a two-vehicle collision on King Fahad Highway Saturday.
A team of rescuers and firefighters from Qurain Fire Station rushed to the location immediately after the Operations Room received a call about the accident.  The team helped the victims out of their vehicles and referred them to Adan Hospital.  The vehicles were then removed from the road to facilitate vehicular movement.  A case was registered and investigations are ongoing to determine the actual circumstances leading to the collision.

Car stolen, set on fire: Some unknown miscreants stole a car, drove it to a school in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh and set it on fire inside the school compound Saturday.
A team of firefighters rushed to the scene and controlled the blaze, say sources, adding “securitymen lifted fingerprints from the car.”


22 illegals face deportation: During a crackdown on residence law violators police have arrested 22 expatriates in the suburb of the Shuwaikh Industrial Area, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily quoting security sources.
The same sources said those arrested have been staying illegally in the country. They have been referred to the concerned authorities to prepare their deportation from the country.

Pimp, prostitutes arrested
Kuwait : Police recently raided a ‘brothel’ in the suburb of Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh and arrested a Bangladeshi pimp and seven Asian prostitutes, reports Alam Al-Yawm daily.
All those arrested have been referred to the concerned authorities for legal action.

Drug trafficker nabbed: Police have arrested an Egyptian man for trafficking in narcotics, reports Al-Qabas daily.
The daily quoting a security source said police acting on a tip-off set a trap for the suspect in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh and caught him in the act while selling drugs pills worth KD 50 to a police agent.
Police then searched the man’s car and seized 400 pills. The contraband and the suspect have been referred to the concerned authorities.

Toddler run over, dead:  Police are looking for a hit-and-run motorist for running over a three-year-old GCC boy.
The accident took place in Waha, Jahra and the victim reportedly died on the spot.

Absconder arrested: Police have arrested an unidentified Kuwaiti man who had earlier been sentenced in absentia for failing to pay KD 1,500 debt, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.
Without going into details, the daily quoting a security source said police acting on information rushed to Jabriya and caught the man.
The man has been referred to the Sentences Enforcement Department.




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