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Several terror suspects arrested – 25 runaway maids caught in two raids

KUWAIT: In a preemptive move, state security men launched several raids in Jabriya and Um Al-Haiman, resulting in the arrest of several people found to be cooperating with terrorist organizations. The sources said that state security, through its foreign operations, penetrated several terrorist organizations in Syria and Iraq and obtained names of some of those cooperating with the so-called Islamic State in Kuwait.

KUWAIT: This handout photo released by the Interior Ministry yesterday shows runaway housemaids arrested during operations in Jabriya and Rumaithiya
KUWAIT: This handout photo released by the Interior Ministry yesterday shows runaway housemaids arrested during operations in Jabriya and Rumaithiya

Runaway maids
Residency police busted a gang harboring absconding women and making them work as nurses and daily-wage domestic helpers. Policemen raided two houses, one in Jabriya and the other in Rumaithiya, where 25 maids (holding article 20 visas) reported absconding were found, including a nurse (holding an article 18 visas).

Vehicle malfunctioned
The Interior Ministry’s Relations and Security Information Department issued a statement clarifying an issue pertaining with video footage that appeared on social media, and in which a person is heard claiming that a driver was driving recklessly. It said that the vehicle that appeared in the video was actually malfunctioned, and the driver lost control over it. The statement said that a call was received about a car being driven recklessly, so a patrol was sent there. Police asked the driver to stop, but he could not. The pickup truck finally came to a halt after hitting a lamppost and flipping. He was not injured.

Forgery
Residency detectives in Farwaniya arrested a company representative on forgery charges. The man is accused of forging a civil ID, and forging his sponsor’s signature without his knowledge. The suspect had submitted a transaction to Farwaniya Residency Department, but an official there discovered that the ID he presented did not belong to him. The man reportedly escaped when he felt that he was busted, and left the transaction behind. Police were later able to apprehend the man, who confessed that he made the forgery for documents pertaining with his wife’s residency, saying that he wanted to avoid having his wife face huge fines.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

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