Security tightened around embassies
KUWAIT: Security measures around embassies, particularly the Russian mission, are very strict, a security source said adding that this is the situation all year long. The source did not confirm or deny reports claiming that the Russian Embassy placed extra surveillance cameras at its perimeter, saying that “this is a matter of [the embassy’s] concern.” He said instructions are to have forces ready to deal decisively with any attempted terrorist attacks against the country.
A citizen was sent to the Drug Control General Department on the orders of Farwaniya Security Director Brigadier Saleh Matar, after he was arrested with three envelopes of ‘chemical’ (methamphetamine), six envelopes of a substance suspected to be heroin, KD 350 in cash, a weapon and a sensitive scale. Two traffic tickets were also issued to the suspect for failure to produce a driving license. The arrest was made after police pulled the driver over when they noticed that his car was badly damaged, then discovered that he was in an abnormal condition.
In a similar case, Farwaniya police arrested a female citizen for possessing an unlicensed firearm and drugs. She was sent to the Drugs Control Department. The woman also did not have a driving license. She remains in custody pending further action.
A bedoon (stateless) man got his Kuwaiti friend in trouble when he made him a partner in dealing with drugs, as both were arrested with shabu (methamphetamine), hashish joints, drug paraphernalia and a sword. The bedoon is wanted on a drugs case, while the citizen’s record was clean.
Farwaniya police recently arrested eight women reported absconding by their employers. The eight include two Sri Lankan, two Filipina and four Ethiopian nationals. They were sent to the relevant authorities and are being held pending deportation.