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MoI arrests 328 violators amid ongoing crackdown

KUWAIT: The interior ministry announced Friday that public security arrested 328 law offenders and busted two breweries manufacturing local liquor during security campaigns, in an effort to pursue wanted people and law violators.

Ahmadi governorate’s security forces carried out a campaign in Wafra and Mina Abdullah and arrested 162 people, including 145 persons for not having IDs, 11 absconders and six people who were in an abnormal condition, the ministry’s security media and public relations department said in a statement. Sixty bottles of what is suspected to be liquor were confiscated, four traffic citations were issued and two local liquor breweries were busted.

In Farwaniyah governorate, security forces arrested 166 people, including 109 for expired residencies, 49 absconders, three people with drugs, four who were drunk and one person sentenced in a felony case for 13 years. Residency detectives also arrested 80 people of various nationalities in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, Salmiya and Salhiya in violation of the residency law, including 48 absconders, 13 with expired residency permits, two with expired visas, five who do not work for their sponsors and 12 people who do not have IDs.

The campaigns carried out by the ministry come upon the directives of First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah to impose security nationwide and arrest outlaws and residence violators, the statement noted.

Traffic and security campaigns are ongoing nationwide with the aim of arresting law offenders to maintain the security and safety of both citizens and expats, it made clear. Earlier in the week, Ahmadi security directorate carried out a surprise campaign in Mahboula, resulting in the arrest of 308 residency violators. Two cases of drugs and liquor were also filed.


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