Around 1527 Expats Arrested In Early Morning Security Raid In Mahboula
Category: Kuwait Local News

An early morning security raid at Mahboula area today resulted in the arrest of around 1527 expatriates on various charges.

The sudden security campaign on illegal residents and law violators was led by Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior Sulaiman Fahad Al-Fahad accompanied by Ministry of Interior Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security, Major General Abdel Fattah al-Ali.  

The security men closed all areas, streets and roads in Mahboula Tuesday early morning to carry out the raid.1527 expatriates arrested in which 401 expats were arrested for not carrying any valid document, 150 law offenders, 41 for without residency.

261 of the arrested were later released after verifying their records. The ministry of interior has begun a massive crackdown on illegal’s towards the end of last year and vowed to continue to arrest illegal citing them as a security threat to the country.

Ministry of Interior affirmed that many such campaigns will be carried out in all areas and governorates of Kuwait to ensure adherence to law in all parts of the country, urging Expatriates to carry their identification documents at all times and cooperate with the police for the latter to perform their duties.

Last day Kuwait government has announced a partial amnesty for all illegal residents in Kuwait. Residency violators will be allowed to pay their fines and either legalize their status or leave the country without being blacklisted. This will mean they can return on a new visa in the future. Unlike in previous years, however, fines of residency violators will not be forgiven and must still be cleared.



12 Jan, 2016 0 14630
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