Se­cu­rity tight­ened around em­bassies

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS - Re­port

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.

‘Ab­nor­mal con­di­tion’

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.

Un­li­censed firearm

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.

In trou­ble

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.

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