- Kuwait Times Extra
KUWAIT: Drug enforcement officers arrested two citizens on charges of drug trafficking thanks to information gathered during a recent investigation. The men had been identified by authorities and were arrested separately. The first suspect attempted to escape during the arrest. Officers subdued the suspect and upon searching him, found amounts of the drug methamphetamine, various illegal narcotics and some money. Drug enforcement officers then went to the men’s apartment, where the second suspect was arrested. Inside officers found 1/4 kilogram of heroin, 1/4 kilogram of hashish, opium, cash and drug paraphernalia.
Investigations revealed the men were trafficking the drugs using boats forcibly obtained through threats of violence. An Asian immigrant who leases boats for short trips testified that the men would force him to escort them to isolated coastal areas where the drugs would be picked up. The boat operator was able to identify the two suspects in a police line-up.
Imam attacked in mosque
An assailant entered Amer Ben Faheera Mosque in Al-Riqqa, immediately before Fajr prayers and stabbed the Imam with a knife. A number of worshippers who were present at the mosque came to his rescue. An eyewitness said that the attacker could be mentally unstable, and that no one noticed the knife he was holding. The Imam was rushed to Al-Adan Hospital and is believed to be in a stable condition. Policemen arrested the man and he was detained.
A fire broke out at a building located in Hawally behind National School. It started at the ground floor and quickly spread to a car shop. The fire kept raging until late into the night. Six ambulances with 12 paramedics were on standby to attend to any cases of casuality.
During the weekend holiday of the 27th-28th of July, Ahmadi police carried out security campaigns in the governorate, resulting in the arrest of a suspect wanted by police. Another five people were arrested for expired residency status and a lack of proper identification. Twenty-three vehicles were stopped and sent to Mina Abdullah detention garage and 32 citations were issued in different areas of the governorate. The Ahmadi security administration said they will continue their crime-sweeping campaigns to help combat lawlessness around the governorate.
A 14 year old girl and a teenage boy were being held at the Capital governorate on charges of immoral acts after Iftar. Sources said that a Bedouin man in his forties alerted authorities after reportedly seeing an immoral act at the sea front. Security men rushed to the location and arrested the suspects.
A man in his sixties died on impact when his car struck a dumpster on an airport road. The fatality was ruled an accident.
In Umm Al-Haiman, a citizen reported to police that his son beat him and stole his car. In Ahmadi, an Asian expat was arrested after being seen eating and drinking in public.
By Hanan Al Saadoun, Staff Writer
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