1,700 security operatives, 150 patrol teams and helicopters stormed Al-Jleeb Shuyoukh in a commando style for a campaign leading to arrest of 3,338 residency law violators and people wanted for various offenses. The operation was in line with directives from the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid Al-Sabah.
Undersecretary of Interior Ministry Lieutenant General Sulaiman Fahad Al-Fahad and the Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security and Field Technical Supervisor of Security Campaigns Major General Abdul- Fattah Al-Ali personally supervised the campaign. The officers barricaded all major and minor roads leading to streets in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh before the operation began.
They divided the area into five parts for each command to handle one, as they stormed suspicious locations where people indulged in crimes ranging from stealing vehicles, raiding tents, shops and private buildings, in addition to illegal international call operators. The officers used movable and immovable CCTV to monitor the activities, which assisted them to trace some suspects.
About 1,248 people were arrested for failure to produce identification papers, in addition to 305 residency visa violators, 135 wanted debtors, 63 under warrant of arrest, 123 prostitutes, 299 absconders and 16 drug peddlers. Others included 480 people with expired residencies, 23 people wanted for criminal offenses, 472 with deportation order, 5 local liquor brewers. They also closed down 38 unlicensed shops.
The illegal expatriates, and those wanted for various law violations are gathered in a school before being shifted to relevant departments. Above: Lieutenant General Suleiman Al-Fahad and Major General Abdulfattah Al-Ali took part in the massive campaign to round up illegal expats and criminals