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GTD issues 30,890 citations from March 8-14
March 17, 2015, 8:24 am

The General Traffic Department (GTD) conducted a series of campaigns from March 8-14; leading to the issuance of 30,890 traffic citations. In a press statement, Interior Ministry disclosed the campaigns also resulted in the confiscation of 2,003 vehicles; 21 other vehicles used in committing various crimes and nine motorcycles. This is in addition to the arrest of 50 motorists; handing of 2,149 traffic accidents, 267 injured people and four death cases. The department said such campaigns will continue to prevent grave violations and to protect people’s lives.Six kids, maid rescued: Six children aged 4-6 with an Asian maid were trapped in a fire that erupted at the ground floor of a house in Saad Al- Abdullah area. Acting on information, a team of firemen, paramedics and securitymen rushed to the scene and rescued the children with the maid without casualties. A case was registered.

2 Nepalese held for drugs

Officers from the Operations Unit of the Drug Control General Department (DCGC) arrested two Nepalese for drug trafficking with 100 grams of heroin, 50 grams of ice drugs and a weighing scale in their possession. In a press statement, the Interior Ministry revealed the department received information on the illegal activities of the suspects. An entrapment followed immediately after the officers verified the information, leading to the arrest of the two Nepalese. A case was registered and both suspects were referred to the relevant security department for legal action.

Elderly knocked down on road

An expatriate elderly man suffered severe injuries and fractures when a car knocked him down while he was trying to cross the road in front of Jleeb Al-Shoyoukh Communications Exchange. Paramedics rushed the victim to the Intensive Care Unit of Farwaniya Hospital. The police have arrested the Asian driver who said the victim crossed the road suddenly and it was difficult for him to stop the car when he saw the man. The case has been registered for investigation

‘Magic’ tools seized

Customs officers of the air cargo department at the Kuwait International Airport recently confiscated a parcel which was sent from an Asian country because it contained tools used for performing black magic, reports Al- Shahed daily. The parcel was reportedly addressed to a post box office in Salmiya. The daily did not give more details.

KAC flights returns after take-off

One of the outbound KAC flights to Dakha returned after takeoff because the pilot discovered a fault in one of the engines, reports Al-Shahed daily. The plane landed safely and resumed the journey after repairing the fault.

‘MoI monitoring tweets’

The Interior Ministry is monitoring the tweets of people who have crossed the limits and also seeking the opinion of the Public Prosecution, reports Al- Qabas daily quoting a reliable source. The source said a number of warblers have violated the laws through their messages sent on social networking website Twitter. The source pointed out those who have posted tweets deemed offensive to HH the Amir and those which can harm the relation of the country with other countries will be punished. The source pointed out the warblers will be referred to the Public Prosecution. The source noted the Interior Ministry and the State Security police will spare no efforts to refer anyone who crosses the limits of the Public Prosecutor.

7 brothers assault doctor

Seven Kuwaiti brothers have reportedly assaulted an Egyptian cardiologist at the Jahra Hospital, reports Al-Anba daily. This happened following an argument concerning the diagnosis of their father who was admitted to the cardiac care unit.

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