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Arrest warrants for 80,000 illegally issued visas
December 29, 2013, 11:59 pm
Investigations are ongoing in search for nearly 80,000 persons with visas issued illegally in a case involving a senior official in the General Department of Immigration and Passports and other Interior Ministry officers. The latest update was published yesterday by Annahar daily quoting ‘high-level sources’, who revealed that the investigations committee looking into the case has been working on identifying expatriates who benefited from the transactions. “After questioning a general director and head of department last week, the committee discovered that 80,000 transactions were carried out illegally”, said the sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
According to the sources, police have been able to arrest 409 Egyptian nationals in operations last week. “The men were caught at the Kuwait International Airport on their way out of the country after learning about the subpoena orders that was issued against those who obtained the visas illegally”, the sources explained. The investigations committee was formed by Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid Al- Sabah, and is chaired by Brig Gen Ghazi Al-Lumaia, the General Director of the Immigration and Passports Department.
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