Filipina maid terror suspect linked to IS fighter in Libya

KUWAIT: A security source gave details about a Filipina maid who was arrested on Friday, and who had pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State (IS). The source said the link between the woman and the terrorist organization is her husband. who is fighting with IS in Sirte in Libya.

The Filipina was monitored through the Internet, using a laptop she brought from her country. The source said her husband enlisted her with the group and sent her to Kuwait, and she communicated with him in secret and provided him with the required information.

The source said there was no prior knowledge about the Filipina; rather her arrest came as part of efforts to protect the country and following accounts linked with the extremist organization. He said the Filipina was monitored as soon as she contacted accounts related to IS that are known to state security. He added the Filipina contacted IS while at her sponsor’s house, who hired her through a domestic help office. The source denied that her sponsor or the office that brought her had any knowledge of her joining IS, as investigations have proved.

Three brothers arrested with drugs
Three brothers ended up at the Drugs Control General Department (DCGD) with 92 Captagon pills and seven heroin joints. A police patrol noticed a car with three persons inside attempting to hide. The car was stopped and the three, all brothers, seemed to be abnormal because of drugs use. They were sent to the DCGD.

Fugitive caught
A Syrian man who was arrested with of 70 homebrewed liquor bottles in Mahboula was found wanted to serve a two-year jail sentence. A security source said a patrol in Mahboula spotted the man in a car and stopped him, and bottles of locally-made liquor were found. He also was found wanted to serve the jail sentence. He was sent to concerned authorities.

Work mishap
An expatriate fell to his death at the clean fuel refinery in Fahaheel. Policemen went to the scene and found the Pakistani on the ground, who died after falling from a building under construction. The body was recovered by the coroner. Investigations are underway to make sure no foul play is involved.

Farwaniya Security Director Brig Saleh Al-Enezi launched a security campaign in Jleeb and Farwaniya, resulting in the arrest of 72 expats in brothels and a gambling den. Twenty-two expats, including 14 women, were found in violation of residency law, while an expat attempted to escape, leading to the discovery of a gambling den. Meanwhile, 41 expats (men and women) were arrested in brothels and were sent for deportation. Separately, an Asian man was arrested and was found to be intoxicated, with 60 bottles in his car. He was sent to concerned authorities.

One hurt in fight
Passersby told police a fight between two men was taking place in Maidan Hawally, so police went and broke up the fight. The two are citizens and were friends before they had financial differences, and one of them stabbed the other. The injured man was taken to Mubarak Hospital and the other was detained on attempted murder charges. – Al-Rai and Al-Anbaa

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