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Kuwait forms team to eliminate human traffickers

KUWAIT: Interior Minister Anas Al-Saleh visits a checkpoint during curfew. – Interior Ministry photos

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Anas Al-Saleh Thursday formed a team aimed at eliminating human traffickers who were importing large numbers of expatriates and leaving them unattended, as well as tackling relevant funding. Saleh, also Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, met with the team members and called on importance of establishing a mechanism that would eliminate human traffickers, an Interior Ministry statement said.

The team will be tasked with taking all legal measures against traffickers, as well as eliminate funding used for this illegal act, said the statement. The team is headed by Minister Saleh and consists of senior officials from the Public Authority of Manpower, Interior Ministry, Ministry of Justice, Fatwa and Legal Advice department and general investigation department.

Meanwhile, Minister Saleh visited areas where policemen were manning checkpoints and making sure people were complying with curfew, imposed to curb spread of coronavirus, thanking them for their dedication. Saleh visited the checkpoints in Mahboula and Jleeb Al-Shyoukh, which have been under lockdown, a ministry statement said.

Saleh also visited a 5,000-bed quarantine facility that was setup by the Ministry of Public Works opposite Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Stadium, and was briefed about the process of receiving and admitting coronavirus patients. Saleh thanked the policemen and workers at the front lines for their dedication and the way they were handling cases. – KUNA

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