Around 3601 people have been arrested in five months, police say
According to official sources from Erbil’s Directorate of Police, over the past five months around 1921 have been arrested and sent to the Intelligence Directorate for further investigation. More 1360 people also have been arrested for small street skirmishes.
Chief Saran Latif head of Erbil’s Emergency Police says that his forces have over the past five months arrested several drunken people who shot with gun at nights and bothered people on the street.
He additionally said that his forces arrested 88 people who were accused with robbery, adding that the police forces in cooperation with the Erbil’s Fire Department controlled a number of fire incidents in the city.
Erbil’s Chief Police in addition said that several people have been arrested due to they hold knife and illegal pills. He further added that the number of the cars which have been seized for traffic violations during the past five months is estimated to be around 50.
“Our forces could arrest 86 suspected people over the first five months of 2013. They also took 54 patients to the emergency hospitals in Erbil,” he said.
The number of the women who had social problems with their families and the directorate helped them to take shelter in the women's organization is around 42.
“In order to control the incidents well, we asked the people to help our forces when an incident happens. We also asked drivers to help our forces in the street for emergency happenings. Our forces also found 7 children and returned them to their families.”