Duo held on visa forgery charges
KUWAIT: Two people were arrested on charges of forging stamps placed on residency visa renewal applications. The suspects, both Egyptians, were arrested in an ambush in Hawally that was set up after detectives confirmed information regarding their illegal activity. One of the suspects has a criminal record and is wanted on three swindling charges. He is also wanted to pay a KD 9,224 debt. Two passports and a number of forged stamps were found in the suspects’ residence when it was searched. They were referred to the concerned authorities to face charges.
Meanwhile, seven people were injured in a fire reported in Riggae yesterday. Four of the victims were treated onsite, while the remaining three were sent to Sabah Hospital for treatment. Firefighters were able to contain the fire, which started in a secondfloor apartment, and prevented the flames from spreading to nearby apartments. A case was filed to investigate the causes of the fire.
In other news, Kuwait Municipality announced that emergency teams removed 32 camps that were set up illegally at the Mina Abdullah scrapyard. Four makeshift baqalas (grocery stores) were also removed during the campaign.