A man, who smuggled an individual out of the quarantined area of Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh has been apprehended by police, Kuwaiti authorities said on Sunday. The search and arrest of the suspect, an Arab national, was carried out after a video was leaked on social media showing a man leading another on a motorcycle out of the area, an Interior Ministry statement read.
The suspect, who has since confessed to the charges, is employed at a cooperative society supermarket in the southern Mubarak Al-Kabeer governorate. He has been referred to the public prosecutor’s office as a search is underway for the other runaway individual.
The Ministry of Interior warned that the law would come down swiftly on those caught in violation of isolation measures set by authorities in the public interest.