Large liquor brew­eries busted in Egaila, Kabd

Kuwait Times - - FRONT PAGE - By Hanan Al-Saadoun and Me­shaal AlEnezi

KUWAIT: Ah­madi po­lice busted a lo­cal liquor brew­ery in Egaila, de­scribed as one of the largest to ever be dis­cov­ered in Kuwait. Po­lice raided the place and found hun­dreds of drums con­tain­ing liquor dis­til­la­tion ma­te­rial, in ad­di­tion to pumps and tools used in brew­ing al­co­hol. Five peo­ple were ar­rested dur­ing the op­er­a­tion. Mean­while, a man was ar­rested dur­ing a sim­i­lar raid in Kabd, in which a large num­ber of drums and bot­tles con­tain­ing home­brewed liquor were also found.

No in­juries in fire

A fire broke out Satur­day evening in a de­serted chalet on Failaka Is­land, said se­cu­rity sources, not­ing that the fire was brought un­der con­trol with­out any ca­su­al­ties. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion was opened to de­ter­mine the causes of the fire.

Forgery

Con­sumer pro­tec­tion in­spec­tors raided a veg­etable ware­house 15 min­utes be­fore mid­night where sus­pects were repack­ing Saudi zuc­chini into 750-gm foam boxes and chang­ing the ori­gin la­bel to Jor­dan. Se­cu­rity sources added that the sus­pects were also do­ing the same with 300 kg of Chi­nese car­rots, pack­ing them in 500-gm boxes and chang­ing their ori­gin la­bels to Aus­tralia. The sus­pects also tried the same ploy with one ton of Ira­nian ap­ples. They are fac­ing charges of com­mer­cial fraud with the aim of mak­ing greater prof­its be­cause there is a great de­mand for Jor­da­nian veg­eta­bles in the lo­cal mar­ket.

Traf­fic campaign

The traf­fic de­part­ment car­ried out sev­eral sur­prise cam­paigns in Kuwait’s six gov­er­norates from Oct 9 to 15. The cam­paigns re­sulted in is­su­ing 45,455 ci­ta­tions, 539 ve­hi­cles were im­pounded along with 17 mo­tor­cy­cles, and 10 per­sons were de­tained for grave vi­o­la­tions. Five ex­pats were sent for de­por­ta­tion.

Ser­vice cen­ter

The de­part­ment of re­la­tions and se­cu­rity in­for­ma­tion at the in­te­rior min­istry said the Omaria Ser­vice Cen­ter is now re­ceiv­ing cit­i­zens dur­ing work­ing hours to process traf­fic, na­tion­al­ity, pass­port and crim­i­nal ev­i­dence trans­ac­tions, as the Khai­tan Ser­vice Cen­ter has been closed.

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