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647 arrested in Mirqab crackdown

KUWAIT: The Capital security directorate launched a wide scale inspection campaign in Mirqab in search of illegal residents, said security sources, noting that the campaign headed by Capital security director Maj Gen Ibrahim Al-Tarrah resulted in the arrest of 647 illegal residents including five who had infiltrated into Kuwait. The sources explained that the arrested expats included 35 with expired residencies, 25 wanted people, 40 in violation of residency laws, 106 without IDs, 15 peddlers and gamblers and four wanted for financial claims.

Car crashes into hospital
An Asian man was arrested for allegedly ramming his vehicle deliberately into Jahra Hospital’s radiology department, said security sources, noting that the man claimed a malfunction in his accelerator pedal made him lose control.

Landmine found
A citizen reported finding an antitank mine in Zour desert, said security sources, noting that a bomb squad was dispatched to the scene to remove the mine.

A citizen was arrested for registering 15-year-old twin brothers in his citizenship file, said security sources, noting that the twins originally held their father’s Dominican citizenship and with the help of the Kuwaiti mother, arrangements were made with the suspect in return for KD 25,000. A case was filed.

Vehicle destroyed
A parked vehicle caught fire for unknown reasons, said security sources, noting that the fire completely destroyed it. The sources believed that the vehicle might have been stolen and used in illegal activities before the robbers set it ablaze. A case was filed and further investigations are in progress.

Kitchen fire
A fire broke out in the kitchen of an apartment in a Jleeb Al-Shuyiukh building when a cooking gas cylinder exploded, said security sources, noting that the fire caused considerable damage.

A Syrian man filed a complaint with Ardiya police accusing his brother-in-law of sealing KD 5,000 from his house, said security sources. A case was filed and the suspect was summoned for further investigations. – Al-Rai

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