Mas­sive fraud dis­cov­ered in gold jew­elry items in mar­ket

Kuwait-bound man held with bul­lets at Delhi air­port

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14, (KUNA): Min­istry of Com­merce and In­dus­try in­spec­tors have dis­cov­ered fraud of 3.940 kgs of gold val­ued at KD 50,000 ($165,000) at a gold store in Al-Rai district. The case was later re­ferred to pros­e­cu­tion.

The Min­istry added in a state­ment Tues­day that the forged items were gold jew­elry items of In­dian pre­ci­sion.

Cav­i­ties in the gold jew­elry have been filled with cheap ma­te­ri­als in order to in­crease their weight and sell them as pure gold.

The min­istry will take all needed pro­ce­dures against the forg­ers, who have al­ready been re­ferred to the com­pe­tent au­thor­i­ties, the state­ment added.

The min­istry will in­crease in­spec­tion of gold and jew­elry mar­kets to ver­ify va­lid­ity and con­di­tion of scales and per­cent­age of pre­cious stones en­graved with the items dis­played for sale.

The Min­istry is su­per­vis­ing all the pre­cious me­tals and stones, whether those dis­played at the stores or pro­duced in fac­to­ries lo­cally or com­ing from abroad, it said.

It will pe­nal­ize coun­ter­feit­ers to pro­tect the con­sumers, the state­ment con­cluded.

Agen­cies add: Bul­lets with man:

A Kuwait-bound pas­sen­ger has been ap­pre­hended at the Delhi air­port for al­legedly car­ry­ing four live bul­lets in his bag with­out au­tho­ri­sa­tion, of­fi­cial sources said today, ac­cord­ing to

The man, iden­ti­fied as S Sid­diqui, was go­ing through se­cu­rity checks at the Indira Gandhi In­ter­na­tional (IGI) Air­port yes­ter­day when a Cen­tral In­dus­trial Se­cu­rity Force (CISF) per­son­nel de­tected bul­let-like ob­jects in his hand bag­gage, they said.

Four live bul­lets were re­cov­ered from his bag, they said, adding Sid­diqui was trav­el­ling to Kuwait.

He was handed over to the po­lice as he could not pro­duce valid doc­u­ments for car­ry­ing the bul­lets, they said. Car­ry­ing arms and am­mu­ni­tion on board an air­craft with­out au­tho­ri­sa­tion is banned.

Dead­line ends:

The grace pe­riod within which the of­fices for do­mes­tic work­ers are ex­pected to hand over sealed en­velopes of their quo­ta­tions to the com­mit­tee formed by Min­is­ter of Com­merce and In­dus­try Khalid Al-Raw­dan to set the price for hir­ing do­mes­tic work­ers from out­side Kuwait ended Mon­day, re­ports Al-Rai daily.

The daily quot­ing sources added the com­mit­tee re­ceived the en­velopes of 20 of­fices out of nearly 300 do­mes­tic work­ers of­fices, in­clud­ing Durra Com­pany for Do­mes­tics. Sources noted the com­mit­tee will open the en­velopes soon and com­pare the prices of dif­fer­ent of­fices with that of Al-Durra Com­pany and come up with a suit­able for all.

They also said the com­mit­tee will con­sult rel­e­vant es­tab­lish­ments, in­clud­ing the em­bassies of coun­tries where the do­mes­tic work­ers are com­ing from to en­sure they ar­rive at fair prices that will be ben­e­fi­cial to all par­ties, while putting a stop to over­stated prices that drain the pock­ets of cit­i­zens.

Ab­scon­der nabbed:

Mubarak AlKabeer se­cu­ri­ty­men ar­rested a Kuwaiti man wanted by law for in­volve­ment in crim­i­nal cases, fail­ure to set­tle debt amount­ing to KD11,000, con­sum­ing drugs and dodg­ing one-year im­pris­on­ment sen­tence.

In a state­ment to the press, a se­cu­rity source dis­closed the of­fi­cers pa­trolling Qu­rain Mar­kets no­ticed the sus­pi­cious be­hav­ior of the Kuwaiti so they asked him to stop for in­spec­tion.

When the of­fi­cers checked his se­cu­rity records, they found out the ci­ti­zen is wanted by law.

He tried to escape when the of­fi­cers told him to get into the po­lice ve­hi­cle, but the of­fi­cers re­quested for backup and this led to his ar­rest.

A case was reg­is­tered and the ci­ti­zen was re­ferred to the con­cerned se­cu­rity unit for le­gal mea­sures.

Ca­ble thieves held:

Se­cu­rity op­er­a­tives from Far­waniya ap­pre­hended two Egyp­tians for steal­ing cop­per ca­bles and iron rods from con­struc­tion sites, says Al-Seyas­sah.

The of­fi­cers came across a truck load of iron rods and cop­per ca­bles, and the truck driver with his com­pan­ion con­fessed steal­ing the items to sell in Amghara scrap yard. They were re­ferred to con­cerned au­thor­i­ties.

Mean­while, of­fi­cers from the same unit nabbed an Asian in pos­ses­sion of 10 stolen pipes. He ad­mit­ted steal­ing the pipes from var­i­ous homes to sell them cheap.

3 held with drugs:

Po­lice have ar­rested three young men -- a Kuwaiti, a GCC ci­ti­zen and a bedoun) for pos­sess­ing and con­sum­ing al­co­hol, re­ports Al-Anba daily. The trio was caught drink­ing inside the park­ing lot of a well-known com­mer­cial com­plex in Far­waniya. The daily added, the ar­rest came af­ter the com­plex ad­min­is­tra­tion in­formed the po­lice.

At the time of ar­rest the men were ab­nor­mal.

Po­lice have seized from their car a bot­tle of im­ported booze. The men have been re­ferred to the Gen­eral Depart­ment for Drugs Con­trol. Min­istry of In­te­rior Un­der­sec­re­tary Lieu­tenant Mah­moud Al-Dousari re­ceived in his of­fice on Mon­day United Na­tions rep­re­sen­ta­tive and Head of the UN Re­gional Of­fice on Drugs and Crime in GCC Coun­tries Dr Hatem Fua’ad and his ac­com­pa­ny­ing

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