Category Archives: Kuwait

Disabled Woman Kidnapped, Raped


#Kuwait: Securitymen are searching for a Citizen who kidnapped a disabled female woman from her workplace and took her to an apartment in Ahmadi where she was raped.


MOI arrests members of int’l money laundry, fraud network

ff#Kuwait: Members of an international money laundry and fraud network were arrested by a specialized unit from the Interior Ministry said a statement Tuesday.
The ministry’s public relations department said that the arrestees who held South African and Nigerian passports, lured victims through social media and convinced them to transfer money using different alibis.
The public relations department thanked all those who provided valuable information that led to the arrest of the criminals, stressing that citizens should be vigilant and aware that similar networks are still at large and would continue their illicit acts.

Kuwaitis In UK, Ireland Alerted Against Incoming Hurricane


The State of Kuwait Embassy in the United Kingdom has urged the Citizens, namely students in Ireland and British cities and towns, to be cautious in anticipation of the forecast hurricane Ophelia The embassy in a statement called on the nationals to adhere to instructions declared by the local authorities. Both the diplomatic mission and the Kuwaiti Culture Office are contacting the Kuwaiti students in the UK and Ireland regarding procedures that must be taken for their safety.
Consulate staff are available round the clock, ready to offer any help required for the Kuwaiti Citizens.
The hurricane is reportedly barreling towards the UK with winds of up to 70 km/h. The mission is reachable on the following phone number: 00442075903400


Military Service Dodgers In Kuwait Will Be Penalized


#Kuwait: Chairman of the National Military Service Authority Major General Ibrahim Al-Amiri said on Sunday eligible drafters in the military would receive notifications to start their service.
Those who fail to present for conscription or seek to delay their service as scheduled will face penalties reaching five years behind iron bars, he warned.
“Number of the ready citizens has reached 2,541 and the dodgers some 800,” he said, noting that libel suits were presented against many of them at the Investigation General Directorate.
The authority has started preparing for the first batch (January 6, 2018), where they will be subject to medical examination and other check-ups to determine their preparedness and fitness for the service.
A drafter will serve for the first time for a year and will be summoned ten more times, without specific timing.
The conscripts will be subjected to practical and theoretical military training, in addition to courses in medical aid and fire fighting.
Meanwhile, legal advisor at the authority, (ret. col.) Dr. Falah Al-Enezi said most cases of abstaining from the military service are classified as misdemeanors and others are felonies such as failing to show up for the service in emergencies and wars. Such a crime is punishable by five years in prison or fines reaches some KD 10,000.
However, the law exempts some cases for health, social, educational or humanitarian reasons.

MOI busts bid to smuggle huge amount of drugs


#Kuwait: Ministry of Interior personnel have detained a 6-person gang trafficking drugs and amphetamine pills from a European country, foiling a plot to bring in up to two million Captagon pills, the Anti-Narcotics General Directorate succeeded in aborting a bid to smuggle into the country two million narcotic pills by these persons including custom and civil aviation employees.
An informant has notified the department about a plot by a person to traffic a large amount of narcotic and amphetamine pills, including Captagon, to the country by air with help of a group of people of diverse nationalities. The suspect was apprehended at a hotel in Fahaheel, with an amount of the narcotics found in his possession.
The trafficker, during interrogations, disclosed that an operation was underway to smuggle another amount of drugs via the airport, with involvement of two citizens, one works at the customs department. The pair were detained and 30000 pills of Captagon were found in one of the two men’s farm.
The couple confessed to trying to smuggle the banned materials with help of others and revealed that a shipment was still at the air cargo facility. Inspectors searched the building and found luggage packed with two million pills of Captagon.
The traffickers have been referred to the competent authorities pending legal proceedings against them.