Head of department embezzled KD 22,000 in traffic violations

KUWAIT: This picture shows steel rods that fell on a worker in Amghara scrap yard, leaving him with fatal injuries.

KUWAIT: An Asian worker was killed after steel rods fell on top of him in Amghara scrap yard. Firemen retrieved the body from under the metal. An investigation was opened to reveal the circumstances behind the incident. Separately, Bidaa fire station men extinguished a fire that broke out in Hawally educational zone. No injuries were reported.

Malfunctioned breaks
Authorities are investigating a video clip in which a vehicle was seen driving on the pavement and running a red light between Adan and Sabah Al-Salem. It then collided with a car driven by a woman, who suffered a broken hand as a result. The suspect gave turned himself in to police. He said that his vehicle’s brakes malfunctioned and he had to climb the pavement. In other news, Abdaly customs officers arrested an Arab driver who arrived from Iraq with 1.25 kg of shabu. Separately,

Embezzlement
The cassation court sentenced a head of a department at the interior ministry to seven years in jail, and discharged him from his job after he was found guilty of embezzling KD 22,000 he received from citizens and expats for traffic violations. Meanwhile, the criminal court decided to jail an employee at the traffic department for five years and discharged him from his job for asking for and receiving a bribe, Al-Rai reported. Director of the traffic department had received information that a head of a department embezzled funds from traffic violations, so a committee was formed and a KD 22,000 deficit was discovered. The officer was referred to the prosecution and returned the KD 22,000, before being sent to court.

Drug dealers arrested
Criminal detectives arrested two Egyptians in Farwaniya for pushing drugs. Both had shabu and other illicit drugs. Detectives learned about the duo’s activities, so following investigations, a warrant was obtained. As soon the main accused saw them, he resisted but was controlled, and drugs were found in his house, reported Al-Rai. He confessed he has a partner who delivers the drugs, who was also arrested.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun and Agencies