The Ministry of Interior revealed that 948 reports of kidnappings were received between the beginning of March 2019 and August 16, 2021, with at least one every day.
This was in answer to a question from MP Mohalhal Al-Mudhaf, a copy of which was obtained by a local Arabic daily, on the problem of 'iPad' kidnapping, and one of the security men accused of helping to kidnap claimed 392 incidents of assisted kidnapping had been referred to the Public Prosecution.
The Ministry of the Interior acknowledged that "the requisite investigations were carried out as soon as the information was received, and the accused were arrested and referred to the Public Prosecution," in response to Al-question. Mudhaf's
The contents of Articles (53, 54, 55, 56, 57) of Law (17) of 1960 connected to the issuing of the Code of Procedures and Criminal Trials indicate the situations in which police officers may arrest without a warrant.
According to the sources, the person in charge of investigating the violations committed by the detectives, according to the structure and organizational guide issued by Ministerial Resolution No. 2411 of 2008, the Criminal Security Affairs Sector, and the General Administration of Control and Inspection, "the act committed by the Ministry's employees in the incident referred to by asking the member was outside the scope of work, and at their personal displeasure."
The ministry emphasized that it spares no effort in putting in place the necessary measures to combat crime in all forms, including security campaigns and patrols to apprehend lawbreakers, collect information, conduct investigations into crime if it occurs and arrest perpetrators, and collect evidence related to it, as well as public awareness campaigns.