7,545 citations issued, 563 vehicles impounded Za’abi gets tough with traffic violators

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 12:  The General Traffic Department (GTD) carried out surprise inspection campaigns throughout the country over the weekend, leading to the issuance of 7,545 traffic citations, as well as the impounding of 563 vehicles, 10 buggies and two motorbikes.
In a press statement Saturday, the department disclosed the traffic officers conducted the campaigns in compliance with the instructions of Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs  Major General Mustafa Al-Za’abi. The officers issued 1,346 citations and seized 108 vehicles in the Capital Governorate; while those assigned in Farwaniya registered 972 violations and impounded 30 vehicles.
In Hawally, 1,923 citations were issued and two vehicles were confiscated; 60 citations in Ahmadi; 60 citations and one vehicle in Mubarak Al-Kabeer; and 495 citations and 13 vehicles in Jahra.
On the other hand, the General Operations Unit issued 1,924 citations and confiscated 172 vehicles and 10 buggies.  The officers also registered 213 violations and seized two vehicles in Kuwait International Airport.

Sorcerers mint cash: Dr Mohammad Lamloum industrial expert and spirituality therapist has said that witches and sorcerers pose a threat to the stability of families and their budgets, as well as economy, as they ask for lots of money to treat their victims, reports Al-Shahed weekly.
Lamloum said victims have to pay money ranging from KD 300 to 500 for each session, besides exploiting their psychological wellbeing and playing with the feelings. He added that Kuwaitis paid about KD 1 million few years back to sorcerers.

KD 6,000 stolen: A Kuwaiti citizen filed a case against an unknown person for breaking entry to his house in Rumaithiya and stealing KD 6,000 cash.
According to security sources, the citizen reported that an unidentified person broke into his house through the back door and walked away with KD 6,000 cash. A case was registered for investigation.

Surprise upon surprise
: In a funny incident, police apprehended a youth for not holding identification documents and he provided the name of a person who turned out to be wanted by law, reports Al-Rai daily.
A security source said the youth was walking along a street in Sabah Al-Salem and became jittery when police asked him to show his civil ID. After that, he mentioned the name of a person whom police found to be wanted by law for a financial offense involving KD 8,000.
The source said the youth was referred to a police station and detectives were surprised because they were familiar with the wanted person.
The source said detectives later called the family of the youth to bring his civil ID and another surprise unfolded when they discovered he was wanted for failure to pay debts worth KD 25,000.

Off to Morocco: A warrant was issued to arrest a Kuwaiti youth for cheating a compatriot girl. The youth had promised to marry the girl and later abandoned her after convincing the girl to secure a bank loan of KD 40,000. The youth is said to have left for Morocco after collecting the sum, and switched his cell phone off.

Iranian robbed:
Two individuals assaulted an Iranian man and stole his money, reports Al-Rai daily.
The victim had just arrived in Kuwait from his country when the two men approached him at the airport and offered to drive him to Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh where he stays. Then they took the Iranian to a place, assaulted him and stole KD 3,500 plus Iranian riyals and US dollars in his possession.
 

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