KUWAIT: Nine Kuwaiti men, among them two law enforcement officers, three Kuwaiti women, and a female expatriate were arrested yesterday at a beach house in the coastal area of Sabah Al-Ahmad on charges of drunkenness and lewd behavior, a press statement by the Ministry of Interior said.

The statement indicated that Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah ordered that the two law enforcement officers, both bearing the rank of colonel, be subjected to punitive and legal measures for their unacceptable conduct.

The arrest took place following complaints received by police regarding the arrestees’ boisterous and disturbing behavior from residents of the beach area in Sabah Al-Ahmad, said the statement. It stressed that the interior ministry “will not allow any of its personnel to act outside the boundaries of the law”, in reference to the arrest of the two officers. – KUNA