Arrests made during Shamlan harbor crackdown

KUWAIT: Officers are seen during a crackdown at the Shamlan harbor yesterday. – Interior Ministry photos

KUWAIT: Police made several arrests during a crackdown against people violating fishing rules and environment-protection regulations at the Shamlan harbor in Sharq yesterday. Interior Ministry personnel carried out the unscheduled campaign in cooperation with the Environment Public Authority, Kuwait Ports Authority, Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources, the Ministry of Commerce and Kuwait Fire Force, the Relations and Security Information Department said in a statement to the press. The ministry did not specify how many people were arrested during the campaign. It added that they were referred to the proper authorities for further action.

Drug overdose
Detectives solved the mystery behind a woman’s death after her body was found in an open area in Ahmadi. The case was closed after two persons with a record of drug-related crimes confessed that they left her body when she died from a drug overdose, Al-Anbaa Arabic newspaper reported yesterday. Detectives had identified one of the suspects after checking the woman’s phone record and arrested him in Qadsiya.

The man said during investigations that the woman was with him and another man as they were abusing drugs in an apartment in Ahmadi, when they discovered that she had a drug overdose and died. They put her in a pickup truck and left her in an open area then ran away, the man reportedly told police, adding that they did so to avoid being accused of murder. The two men were sent to the proper authorities for further action.

Runaway maids
A man was sent to the administrative deportation department after he allegedly used his job as a delivery man to harbor runaway domestic helpers after convincing them to leave their sponsors’ houses, Al-Anbaa reported yesterday. A police source said detectives received several complaints of housemaids escaping and found a link between their escape and delivery man. Further investigations revealed that the man worked with fake domestic helper offices that encourage helpers to escape from their sponsors’ houses and work per day or hour, the source said. The man confessed to his crime following his arrest, said the source, adding that three runaway maids were also arrested during the operation while the fake offices are being raided.

Delivery car stolen
Forensics men went to a parking lot near Kuwait Airport to collect evidence from a delivery car that was stolen from Ishbiliya area, reported Al-Anbaa. The car was left running during a delivery when the thief got into it and drove off, then five hours later police found the car near Kuwait Airport. The delivery man complained to Ishbiliya police, as the delivery man said while he was delivering an order, a man who was approaching the house got in the car suddenly and drove off. Another man came forward to police as well, saying that his vehicle sustained damages when the suspect allegedly hit it. Investigations are ongoing.


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