KUWAIT: The interior ministry assistant undersecretary for criminal security Maj Gen Khalid Al-Dayeen announced statistics and efforts of the sector and allied departments in the field of fighting drugs during the first quarter of 2019. He appreciated the support of Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah. He said the criminal security sector exerts major efforts and provides all facilities to employees to support programs of fighting against and preventing drugs. He said efforts during the first quarter of 2019 resulted in confiscating 220 kg of hashish, 6 liters of liquid shabu, 15 kg of heroin, 25 kg of marijuana, 13 gm of cocaine, 50 gm of powdered chemical, 94,577 psychoactive tablets and 137 liquor bottles.
In other news, the firefighting sector at Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) carried out a mock exercise at Al-Hamra Tower in Sharq. The scenario began with two fires on floors 58 and 66, with two people missing and a third needing medical attention. Hilali and Capital centers responded, while officers from the prevention department were at hand in the control room to solve any problems in the tower firefighting systems. The team succeeded in fighting the fire and rescuing the missing.
In the meant time, the Public Relations and Information at KFSD said in a statement said the prevention sector went on an inspection tour of a hospital under construction over an area of 22,000 sq m with two basement car parks. They also inspected a 140-m-high medical tower including car parking basements and 27 floors in Mubarak Al-Kabeer governorate.
Meanwhile, KFSD introduced a new collection of support vehicles to join the previous fleet at various fire centers. The number of vehicles is 26 with a value of KD 1.5 million. KFSD Director General Lt Gen Khalid Al-Mikrad said the administration was keen on introducing the vehicles before the summer season as well as the next rainy season. He said the administration is keen on upgrading their vehicles and equipment in the short term and long-term.
By Hanan Al-Saadoun