KUWAIT: An Arab man was injured after he jumped from a third floor apartment, while two others suffered from smoke inhalation as fire broke out in their residence. Firemen form the Hawally and Salmiya fire stations responded to a call and headed to the building where they discovered that three apartments on the third floor were engulfed in flames. The trapped persons were rescued and the fire was put out.
An Iraqi man was arrested and sent to criminal detectives after police found pills with him which he claimed were to treat sexual dysfunction. They also found a bag containing suspected sorcery material. The arrest was made in Jabriya as the suspect was walking aimlessly, and attempted to escape when he saw police. Separately, Jleeb Al-Shuyiukh police arrested two Asian men with possession of 48 illicit pills and opium poppies and sent them to the Drugs Control General Department (DCGD). Police approached the two who were sitting on the ground at a public place. They got up and started running before police caught them. Police found Tramadol, Laryca and Captagon pills with them, in addition to water bottle covers containing drugs and lighters without caps, indicating the gas was being inhaled. In another case, a bedoon man and a Kuwaiti woman were arrested as they were abusing hashish on the beach. People around them became suspicious and called the police. The girl attempted to hide something in her bag, which was found to be a piece of hashish and cigarette rolling paper. The couple were sent to the DCGD. Meanwhile, a citizen was found dancing in public in Mahboula and was arrested with Xanax pills. He was found wanted to serve jail sentences in six cases, in addition to money-related cases. He was sent to concerned authorities for further legal action.
Farwaniya police arrested 21 Asian vendors at the notorious ‘thieves’ market’ in Jleeb Al-Shuyiukh. The suspects used blackmail to intimidate vendors and imposed ‘royalties’ on them. They were discovered to be in violation of residency law and sent to concerned authorities.
By Hanan Al-Saadoun and Agencies