Duo insults police

KUWAIT: Two women – a Kuwaiti and a bedoon – insulted policemen after they were pulled over because the car they were in had violations. Police discovered the two women were under the influence, and when asked to get out of the car, they insulted the policemen and refused to get out. The women were then brought under control and the car was impounded. Police noticed drugs and rolling paper in the car, and when the women were searched, drugs were found on them. Both confessed to using drugs. They were sent to the Drugs Control General Department.

Maid commits suicide
KUWAIT: A 27-year-old Filipina committed suicide yesterday at her sponsor’s house in Sabah Al-Salem. The Philippine Embassy confirmed the death of the housemaid when contacted by Kuwait Times, but added it is still gathering additional details on the incident.

Under the influence
A Jordanian woman was arrested and will be deported, while a Syrian man is being sought by police on drug-related charges. The woman said the man encouraged her to use drugs. Police and paramedics went to Salmiya after responding to a call about a vehicle that had flipped over. There they found the woman and noticed she was under the influence of drugs. She was given first aid. She later said she was with a Syrian man and used drugs with him, adding he walked away after the accident and left her on her own. Drugs were found in the car.

Illegal hiring
Criminal detectives busted a gang led by an Egyptian woman and two mandoubs (representatives) – a Lebanese and an Egyptian – for running a network to appoint Egyptians at the court for KD 7 per day. The three were arrested and sent to concerned authorities after questioning. Tips were received about the woman offering jobs in violation of the law, as she works for a company that has contracts with the justice ministry.

An undercover detective spoke with the suspects, saying he is looking for a job. The source said the three agreed to appoint him at a court for KD 7 per workday. The arrest was made during talks between the mandoub and the undercover agent, who told them about the ringleader and the other mandoub, who were also arrested. – Translated by Kuwait Times from Al-Qabas and Al-Rai