One detained, one sought as police found robbing expats
168,000 tons of expired food destroyed
Kuwait National Assembly building was designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon in 1972 under the direction of his son Jan and was opened in 1986. KUWAIT CITY, Sept 28: Detectives from Criminal Investigations Department detained a policeman from Saad Al-Abdullah Academy for Security Sciences and an unemployed individual who were accused of robbing expatriates. They are on the lookout for a policeman from the Falsification Unit of Criminal Investigations Department who is the head of the gang, reports Al-Anba daily.
According to security sources, the police received several complaints including some from salesmen of various shops, against three thieves, two of who had police IDs.
The robbers used to stop expatriates who are violators of the residency law and rob them of their possessions, and then demand them to go a police station and wait for them there.
As for shops, the policeman who is at large used to visit shops, check the civil IDs of the expatriate salesmen, and play the same game if they are found to be in violation of the labor law.
After intensive investigations, detectives raided the houses of the two suspects in Abu Halifa and Al-Riqqa areas, arrested them and referred them to the authorities where victims recognized them in a police lineup.
Reportedly, the policeman used a police vehicle for his crimes and had once even crashed into the car of one of the victims and sped off.
Police raided the house of the key suspect, the head of the gang, but he was not there. Investigations are underway to find and arrest him.
Tons of food destroyed:
A recent statistic issued by the Municipality for 2016 and 2017 show a total of 7,008 citations were issued, including 6,559 pertaining to foodstuffs and 449 imported foods which roughly works out to 584 violations per month on every working day, reports Al-Qabas daily.
According to the statistics the rate of violations pertaining to foodstuffs are the highest compared to other violations; up by 56 percent from the last recorded index of violations which were 3,936.
The statistics also showed the Municipality has destroyed 168,000 tons of foodstuffs is just two months, while 187,000 tons were re-exported to the country of origin for a variety of reasons.
The daily also added, 1,203 tons of food was found unsuitable for human consumption, and 1,042 tons did not meet the standard specifications.
The decision by the Ministry of Education to postpone the implementation of the fingerprint attendance system on the educational and administrative staffs in schools has met with mixed reactions, reports Al-Qabas daily.
The teachers, mentors and managers covered by the decision have expressed their happiness while the psychological and social services department, the technical staff and librarians, the coordinators and supervisors of the school activities, in addition to the administrators in the educational directorates have expressed discontent and frustration not to be included in the postponement, like their colleagues.
A Kuwaiti woman has filed a complaint with the Hawalli Police Station accusing an Egyptian plastic surgeon of removing part from her abdomen as a result of which she had to be rushed to the intensive care unit of a hospital with serious complications, reports Al-Rai daily. The woman said the surgery was done inside the private clinic of the surgeon. Firefighters from Sabhan and Mubarak Al-Kabeer fire stations extinguished a fire that erupted in a timber factory of size approximately 4,200 square meters in Sabhan Industrial
When the surgeon was summoned by police for interrogation, he admitted to performing the operation.
Police discovered later the surgeon had committed similar medical errors in the past. The case has been referred to the General Department of Interrogations.
Wanted man held:
A Kuwaiti citizen
Area. According to sources, when the Control Room of Kuwait Fire Service Directorate received information about the factory on fire, firefighters rushed to the location,
in his 30s was arrested as he was wanted by law for his involvement in two cases, says Al-Seyassah.
According to security sources, Capital securitymen were patrolling First Ring Road when they suspected a vehicle and ordered the motorist to pull over. However, he ignored their orders and sped off. Securitymen chased him and eventually managed to force him to stop.
evacuated the premises, and extinguished the fire before it spread further. Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the fire. No injuries were reported.