KUWAIT: Coastguards foiled two attempts to smuggle 10 birds of prey and 101 houbara bustards via the sea. A boat was spotted south of Boubyan Island, so it was followed and stopped. Two citizens were found onboard, and two bags were found containing eight birds of prey and 80 houbaras. The second haul was discovered when boats arriving into the country were searched and 21 houbaras and two birds of prey were found. The suspects and birds were sent to concerned authorities.
Traffic detectives carried out surprise campaigns against ATVs including many vital roads, resulting in detaining a person at the traffic detention cell and sending another to the juvenile prosecution. Two ATVs and 26 motorcycles were impounded.
A car accident in Boubyan Island left a man injured in the head and other parts of his body. He was transferred to hospital by medvac. Meanwhile, five people were injured in an accident reported on Wafra Road. They were transferred to Adan Hospital.
Farwaniya Municipality branch carried out a campaign to remove encroachments on state property near Seventh Ring Road, under direct supervision from Kuwait Municipality’s Director General Ahmad Al-Manfouhi. A statement by the Public Relations Department said that municipality workers removed violations set up by a company on state property illegally, which covered an area of around 83,964 square meters.
By Hanan Al-Saadoun