KUWAIT: Police arrested 96 people during a security crackdown in Bneid Al-Gar yesterday, the Interior Ministry announced. The detainees include 37 people who had expired visas, 55 in violation of residency laws, three wanted on absconding cases and one person who failed to produce an ID, the ministry explained. The detainees were sent to concerned authorities to face legal action, it added.
Meanwhile, the interior ministry also announced yesterday that police arrested a pharmacist for allegedly selling prescription medication illegally. The arrest came following investigation after police were tipped off regarding a pharmacist who was selling prescription drugs without medical prescriptions, the ministry explained.
After acquiring evidence confirming the claims, an informant under cover was sent to the pharmacy to purchase 100 packs of prescription drugs illegally, and the pharmacist agreed to sell them for KD 4,000. The pharmacist was arrested, and police seized 300,000 psychotropic pills on the spot. Once interrogated, the suspect admitted to the crime and was referred to legal authorities who will take legal action against him, the ministry concluded.