Blackmailing Egyptian journalist arrested

Blackmailing journalist arrested
Blackmailing journalist arrested

KUWAIT: Residency detectives arrested an Egyptian man who claimed to be a journalist for an online news website. He was arrested for allegedly blackmailing and bribing employees of government and private entities and found to be in possession of several identification cards for different journalists. The department of Relations and Security Information said the suspect writes for an electronic news website. He would take money from people to process their paperwork and then blackmail employees by claiming to be a journalist and threatening to write stories to embarrass them.

Traffic blockers to get ticketed
Interior Ministry Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs, Director General of Traffic Department Major General Salem Al-Shuwaie said the department will start ticketing vehicles that obstruct traffic flow on all roads. He said license plates will be removed from the vehicle, and a sticker will be placed on the vehicle telling the driver where to go to pay his fine and receive back the plate.

Firemen drill
An exercise was carried out at the workshops complex in Rai in the presence of Kuwait Fire Service Directorate, Director General Lt General Khalid Al-Mikrad. The exercise is to check the firemen’s competence in operating the high rise fire extinguishing pump which was received recently (Pump K). The machine is capable of pumping water and foam upto 400 meters.

Interior Supermarket board
Interior Ministry Undersecretary Lt General Suleiman Al-Fahad received new members of the board of the Interior Ministry Supermarket. They are Lt General Mansour Al-Awadhi, Lt General Fahad Al-Shuwaie, Eng Maher Al-Omar, Colonel Ali Al-Wuhaib, Colonel Fawaz Al-Roumi, Colonel Mansour Khalifa.

Road to be closed
The Traffic Department announced yesterday that Abdallah Al-Ahmad Road will be closed in the direction from Al Matabba roundabout to the Mubarak Al-Kabeer cross road near the bourse and Grand Mosque from 1:00 pm (on 29/10/2016) until 5:30 on Sunday 30/10/2016. Also the Ghazali Road from the Free Zone to Jamal Abdul Nasser Street towards the hospital will be closed daily from 1:00 am and will be opened at 5:30 am from 30/10 until 3/11/2016.

Kuwaiti drug suspect
A 29-year-old Kuwaiti was arrested for drug related offences. He was found in possession of an illegal substance ‘chemical’. He claimed he brought the 100kg of the drug from China using a courier service. He was sent to concerned authorities for further legal action.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

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