Three Kuwait border employees held for helping fugitives escape

Dubai: The Salmi border port department in Kuwait has arrested three employees for facilitating the escape of wanted people and expatriates who had a travel ban slapped on them, Al Anba Newspaper reported on Tuesday.


According to the security source, initial investigations have revealed that the suspects have so far allowed expatriates of three nationalities to exit through the port.


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The source said the arrest came after the Salmi port department received information on the activities of the suspects. After monitoring and taking approval from the Assistant Undersecretary for Ports Security Affairs, Major-General Mansour Al-Awadhi, and the General Director of Land Ports, Brigadier General Iyad Al-Haddad, one of the employees was caught stamping the passport of one of the wanted men when he was inside a bus.


The source added the Arab expatriate and the expatriate bus driver were arrested. The driver admitted that the company in which he works deals with one of the suspects, and that the employee and others turn a blind eye when the wanted persons leave the country in return for money.


He pointed out that the company he works for coordinates with the suspects and he hands over money to employees. The suspects have been referred to the Public Prosecution. Investigations are continuing to break up the network.


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