13,000 illegal expats deported in two months from Kuwait
KUWAIT: Nearly 13,000 expatriates were deported during the past two months in security campaigns held against illegal residents, a local daily reported yesterday quoting Ministry of Interior insiders.
Speaking to Al-Rai, sources said that an estimated total of 20,000 were arrested with suspicion of violating the residency law, “including nearly 13,000 who were deported after authorities confirmed that they were living illegally in Kuwait either without a valid visa, with an expired visa or working illegally with different employers.”
The total number of residency violators, at the General Immigration Department records, has reduced to less than 90,000 following recent deportations, sources said, adding that the number is expected to lower even more “as security crackdowns are planned until the end of summer,” reported Al-Rai.
In other news, Al-Qabas reported yesterday quoting an anonymous Criminal Investigations Department source that detectives were given orders to form task forces to raid brothels and other venues where illegal activities are being held “which were confirmed by special investigation teams.” The source adds that operations are planned to raid “apartments in Hawally and Salmiya where suspects reportedly plan to host illegal parties during morning hours instead of late night hours,” reported Al-Qabas.