Man arrested for flying drone over Dasman Palace

KUWAIT: The Interior Ministry filed a case against a sitting lawmaker for obstructing justice, insulting a public servant on duty, taking his juvenile son out a police patrol by force in Egailah, Mubarak Al-Kabeer and helping him escape arrest. Further investigations are still in progress in the case, the ministry announced in a statement yesterday.

Unlicensed drone
The Amiri Guards recently arrested a Kuwaiti citizen for using a drone without a license and flying it near the Dasman Palace, the Interior Ministry’s Relations and Security Media Department said yesterday. Notably, security forces had received a report about the citizen’s activity near the palace. Coordination was made with the palace’s Amiri Guards and the suspect was arrested red-handed.

KUWAIT: A vehicle heavily damaged in an accident reported on Ghouss street.

Ghouss street crash
A Kuwaiti citizen was severely injured when his sports utility vehicle crashed into a half lorry along the Ghouss street, said security sources, noting that the man was rushed to hospital for immediate medical care. An investigation was opened into the accident.

Smuggling foiled
Air cargo customs inspectors recently foiled an attempt to smuggle 1.5 kilograms of marijuana, said security sources, noting that both the recipient and the drugs were referred to relevant authorities pending further investigations.

Fire drill
Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) yesterday held a fire drill at Kuwait Flour Mills and Bakeries Company’s headquarters as part of its ongoing training courses and activities. The drill included dealing with post-rain flooding dangerously affecting the company’s strategic reservoir. Separately, KFSD took part in the second safety awareness campaign organized by EQUATE Petrochemicals, said security sources, noting that a lecture was presented by officer Ali Al-Dagher about surviving fires through a review of the ‘Young Fireman’ book explaining basic steps to protect children from fires.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun