KUWAIT: Shuwaikh customs officers suspected a 40-ft container that was reportedly carrying spices, but when inspected, banned tobacco was found in the third row. The container arrived at Shuwaikh Port from a Gulf country yesterday and had more than 1.9 million packs of paan and chewing tobacco with a value of KD 200,000.
Security forces arrested a group of Indian nationals who demonstrated in downtown Kuwait City holding banners demanding the execution of a compatriot in India, said security sources. An Indian man was found murdered in his residence in Khaitan, said security sources, noting that police detectives were summoned to the crime scene, where they found the man’s body in a pool of blood with a deep wound to the neck and knife besides it. A case was filed and further investigations are in progress.
A four-year-old Kuwaiti child died after he drowned in a swimming pool in Julaia, said security sources, noting that the child was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A case was filed and investigations are ongoing.
Eight people rescued
Firefighters saved eight people who were stranded on a southern Kuwaiti island yesterday. Four people were trapped in Umm Al-Namil island in the midst of high tides before teams of volunteers came to their rescue, injuring themselves in the process, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) said in a statement. The fire crews managed to save all those who were stranded.
Four hurt in crash
Firemen in Mishref responded to an accident between Mubarak Al-Abdullah Al-Jaber and Bayan resulting in four injuries, one critical. Meanwhile, Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh fire department dealt with a fire in garbage left in a yard covering 500 sq m. The rubbish included lumber, tires and foam.