KUWAIT: Two Syrians, who got Kuwait citizenship after paying KD 11,000 each have been arrested. Security sources said that a Syrian made a deal with a Kuwaiti and his brother to add the suspect’s children to the file of the first Kuwaiti suspect in exchange of money in 2007. Sources said the two Kuwaiti suspects gave incorrect information and forged official documents to get two Kuwaiti passports and civil IDs for the two Syrian’s sons who became ‘Kuwaitis’ after paying KD 11,000 for each passport.
Sources said security information prompted Assistant Undersecretary for Nationality and Passports Affairs to ask for an arrest warrant against the two suspects. The Syrian was arrested in Sulaibiya, and a Kuwaiti passport was found in his possession – in the name of one the ‘Kuwaiti’ sons. The two passports for his sons, and those of their ‘Kuwaiti fathers’ were seized. Sources said the Syrian father told police about his son who lives in Jaber Al-Ahmad area – he was later arrested. The Syrian father said that he agreed with the Kuwaiti suspects in 2007 to add two of his children to the file of one of them in exchange of KD 22,000. The two kids are twins (born in 2002). The Syrian and his sons have been sent to the Public Prosecution.