KUWAIT: The semiannual statistics of the traffic department indicate that KD 34,592,890 in fines was collected between January 1 and June 30, while the number of traffic violations reached 2,619,241. The collected tickets number 1,630,392.

Airport sleuths at the ready Kuwait International Airport Customs Director General Suleiman Al-Fahd spoke about the monitoring team’s work as they watch and follow passengers from the moment they arrive until they leave the airport, while those suspected are searched thoroughly and manually. He said the team is highly trained and works day and night. He said officers discovered 5 kilograms of heroin hidden in secret pockets in the bottom of an Asian domestic helper’s bag. Separately, airport customs officers arrested an Indian man for attempting to smuggle nearly three kilograms of heroin in his luggage.

Drug dealer arrested Farwaniya police arrested a wanted Asian in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh with 542 narcotic tablets thought to be Tramadol. The man admitted of trafficking. Furthermore, police found out that the man is wanted by authorities over previous charges. He was sent to the proper authorities for further action.

Fire A fire broke out in a Sulaibiya warehouse, and Sulaibkhat and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh fire centers dealt with the blaze. No injuries were reported. Also, Nuwaiseeb fire center put out a fire that in a chalet in the laborers’ residences next to Al-Wattiya park. Meanwhile, an elevator malfunctioned in a Fintas house, and Mangaf firemen freed a man who was stuck inside. He was unhurt.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun