KUWAIT: Criminal detectives arrested an American expat working at Camp Arifjan with 1,400 envelopes of the drug “chemical”, in addition to KD 72,000 he made from sales. He confessed to receiving the drugs by courier at Camp Arifjan. He said he also manufactures the drug at home. In another development, DCGD busted a network selling imported liquor in Ahmadi, run by a Kuwaiti citizen and four Indians. They had 850 imported liquor bottles. The arrest was made after an undercover agent was sent to buy 10 boxes (120 bottles) of Black Label whiskey for KD 10,000. The Asians used to supply the citizen with the liquor and he sold it.
Man found dead
A man in his fifties was found dead in a car behind Al-Dahdah Mosque. The body was recovered by the coroner.
Residency detectives, in cooperation with the manpower authority, arrested an inspector at Mubarak Al-Kabeer labor department who manipulated the estimations of the number of workers needed for an establishment. Information was received about the inspector’s involvement in forging documents in favor of a restaurant to increase the number of workers from 11 to 56 in exchange of money. He confessed to the charges.
Elevator on free fall
Two expats escaped death as the Surra Co-op elevator they were in went into a free fall. Hawally and rescue centers responded and succeeded in freeing the two unharmed.
32 juveniles arrested
Ahmadi traffic police arrested 32 juveniles in front of schools, and they were sent to the juvenile prosecution.
Locally made liquor
A soda drink resulted in busting a grocery store selling locally made liquor. A police patrol in Farwaniya stopped to buy sodas, but when policemen opened the fridge, the grocery owner fled on foot. Liquor bottles were found inside.
An Egyptian national was arrested for selling forged stamps at Shuwaikh Port. He said he buys the stamps from an Asian at half price to be resold at government departments.
By Hanan Al-Saadoun