Bus Driver Arrested For Smuggling Workers Out Of Lockdown Area
Kuwait Ministry of Interior said Thursday it arrested a bus driver working for a Ministry of Health contractor because he attempted to smuggle 100 people from Jleeb Al-Shuyouk area, which was under lockdown, and legal actions were taken against him. Policeman stopped the bus and asked the driver about identities of passengers and he claimed they were MoH employees, a MoI statement said.
The policemen checked identities of the passengers who were working for different companies irrelevant to the MoH, it added.
The bus driver then confessed he was smuggling the people outside Jleeb Al-Shuyouk for 20 Kuwaiti Dinars (around USD 65) per person, said the ministry. Legal actions against the driver are underway.
Earlier today, the MoI said policemen arrested four expatriate workers for cutting barbed wire fence to break out of Mahboula Area in Al-Ahmadi Governorate which is locked down due to coronavirus.
Based on recommendations from the health authorities, the cabinet decided on Monday to lock down Mahboula and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, Farwaniyah Governorate, after several infection cases were identified in both Areas.