Almost 60 violating shops, eateries shut
Ramadan prices to be monitored
KUWAIT CITY, May 13: Some 59 commercial shops, including restaurants, have been closed based on the recommendation of Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s committee of proceedings, Al-Anba daily.
The daily quoting Assistant Undersecretary for Commercial Monitoring and Consumer Protection in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry Eid Al-Rushaidi affirmed that officials closed 59 commercial shops upon recommendation of the committee of proceedings.
In a statement, he noted the
of residency law or are marginal workers, says Al-Seyassah.
According to security sources, the suspects were referred to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action.
The security campaigns were aimed at arresting those who are in violation of the laws of the country.
Surprise raids conducted:
Jahra securitymen conducted surprise campaigns on a number of roads in Jahra Governorate under the guidance of Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security Affairs at Ministry of Interior Major General Ibrahim Al-Tarrah to arrest reckless drivers and violators of traffic rules.
Officers headed by Jahra Security Director Major General Ali Mathi set up security checkpoints in all entry and exit roads to Jahra desert areas for checking the documents of motorists.
During the campaigns, a number of traffic violators were arrested, ten traffic citations were issued, and two individuals who are wanted by law for enforcement of judicial sentences were arrested along with a 2003-born Kuwaiti citizen in possession of ministry closed a branch of a cooperative society for violating law by not writing production information on the invoice, indicating failure to disclose such information to consumers is a clear violation of law and unacceptable.
He also said a commercial shop was shut down for selling cigarettes to underage children, and that Consumer Protection Sector has prepared a plan since the beginning of the year to monitor prices and special offers and free gifts to ensure they are licensed by the sector.
Among the sector’s plans is
drugs in Saad Al-Abdullah area and another involved in a criminal case and in possession of drugs on Salmi Road.
Jahra securitymen will continue such campaigns to arrest violators of law.
Crackdown on beggars:
The security authorities are prepared to confront the phenomenon of begging during the month of Ramadan, reports Al-Rai daily.
In this regard, Assistant Undersecretary for Nationality and Passport Affairs, Major-General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah and Assistant Undersecretary for Criminal Security Affairs MajorGeneral Khaled Al-Dayeen of the Ministry of Interior have given instructions to their respective departments how to contain this menace.
Security sources said Al-Jarrah has issued an order to directors of the residence affairs departments in all governorates to thoroughly check the applications for visit visas, for example if the sponsor is a Kuwaiti or an expatriate, reason for the visit and kinship with the applicant and also make the financial position of the sponsor.
Meanwhile, Al-Dayeen has issued to identify commodity prices before the holy month of Ramadan, adding emergency teams have been reporting back to the sector and registering their observations, he noted.
The observations include whether or not there is shortage of vegetables, fruits and other consumer goods whose demand increase in the market on the advent of the holy month. “And if shortage is detected, the traders and suppliers would be summoned to know the reason in order to prevent artificial price hike”, Al-Rushaidi said.
orders to intensify security campaigns and arrest beggars and refer them to deportation centers immediately.
Instructions have also been given to note the details of the sponsors of ‘beggars’ to prevent them from applying for visit visas in future.
Environment Public Authority (EPA) revealed that a pest control company was penalized for exploiting the basement of a house in a residential area as warehouse for pesticides.
In a press statement issued on Saturday, the authority explained that its inspectors, with the cooperation of Environment Police and armed with a prosecution warrant, went to the abovementioned house after complaints and a tipoff was received from a concerned Kuwaiti citizen about the storage and trading of pesticides in the basement of the house.
The house had been leased to a company which stored pesticides in the basement. A citation was issued against the company for violating articles 18, 21 and 22 of Environment Protection Law No. 42/2014 and its subsequent amendments.