89 people arrested in Hawally crackdown

Major General Abdelfattah Al-Ali gives instructions during a crackdown carried out in Hawally Governorate yesterday.

Major General Abdelfattah Al-Ali gives instructions during a crackdown carried out in Hawally Governorate yesterday.

KUWAIT: Eighty nine people were arrested during an unscheduled police crackdown carried out in Hawally Governorate yesterday. The detainees include 13 persons arrested for violation of residency law, three people wanted to serve court sentences, 33 for failure to compete visa procedures, 27 for carrying out transactions in violation of the law, two wanted on civil cases, three absconders, and 18 persons who were not carrying IDs. A total of 387 people were inspected during the campaign, which was led by Major General Abdelfattah Al-Ali, the Interior Ministry Assistant’s Undersecretary for General Security Affairs.

No injuries in fires
Farwaniya and Sabhan fire centers responded to a fire in three homes in Kheitan. Firemen found out that the fire started on the roof of one house, then the flames spread to two others. One shack made from galvanized iron collapsed as a result. Firefighters managed to prevent the flames from spreading further, and no injuries were reported. In another incident, Hawally and Salmiya firemen put out a fire in a Hawally building. The fire started in the kitchen of a 9th floor apartment. The fire was put out quickly and no injuries were reported. Separately, a fire was reported in a Reqqa apartment, prompting Mangaf firemen to respond and extinguish the blaze. No injuries were reported.

Motorist injured
A two-car collision left one of them turned upside down, and injuring one driver. Mangaf firemen helped the driver out of his vehicle, then handed him over to paramedics who rushed him to Adan hospital.

Infant suffocates to death
An infant died and his parents were admitted in the intensive care unit (ICU) in a critical condition after suffocating on smoke from burning charcoal left in a closed room yesterday. The couple had left the coal burning for heating. A day before, two workers died while a third was hospitalized in a critical condition when they suffocated inside a closed-door room at a Wafra farm.

Crackdown at camps
Ahmadi municipality’s emergency team carried out a campaign at Jaliah camps resulting in confiscating 50 ATVs, revoking four camp licenses and removing an illegal shack.

Impersonator caught
An Iraqi man was sent to the criminal detectives department on charges of posing as a policeman. His phone, which contained photos of him in uniform, was confiscated. The man said during questioning that the uniform in the pictures belonged to a friend, adding that he did not use it to commit crimes.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

This article was published on 31/01/2016