His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, accompanied by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and deputy head of the National Guard Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, visited Saturday evening the Police Officers Club.
He was received by Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Sheikh Ahmad Al-Humoud Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Interior Undersecretary General Ghazi Al-Omar and Undersecretary Assistants.
Sheikh Sabah, in a speech to the police officers greeting them on the holy month of Ramadhan, commended the servicemen of the interior and defense ministries.
He praised the interior ministry personnel for firmly confronting the riots that took place in the border areas with Iraq, with the prime objective of preserving security and safety of Kuwait.
Sheikh Sabah also commended the Iraqi government security authorities for their cooperation and responsible spirit.
"I highly commend the enormous efforts you are exerting to protect domestic national security which cannot be ignored, where you have proven that you are up to the responsibility granted to you," he said.
Sheikh Sabah said he was reading and seeing law violations committed daily, and the streets have turned into a place for victims of accidents committed by reckless drivers.
"I urge you to confront this dangerous phenomenon, implement the law in a strict manner on those reckless, and on everyone who tries to violate it," said Sheikh Sabah.
His Highness the Amir also noted other crimes which he described as "alien to our beloved and safe community," citing drugs, immoral practices, fraud, theft, cyber crimes and embezzlement.
Sheikh Sabah said the State of Kuwait always welcomed expatriates to work hand-in-hand with the citizens to building the country. However, he called on the interior ministry personnel to firmly deal with whoever tried to undermine internal security of the country.
For his part, Interior Undersecretary General Ghazi Al-Omar underlined that the ministry would fiercely act against anyone who seek to undermined the security of Kuwait.
Al-Omar briefed the Amir about some achievements of the ministry like seizure of over 500,000 kgs of narcotics, illegal possessioning of weapons, and deporting 650 people after they were convicted of committed criminal acts, as well as participating in search operations for remains of Kuwaiti prisoners and missings inside Kuwait and Iraq.
Al-Omar also said noted that the ministry sought fair distribution of investigators on police stations to insure smooth and speedy investigation.
The special forces carried out over 5,000 missions to disperse sit-ins, demonstrations protests and illegal assemblies, said Al-Omar, in additionto establishing links with 61 embassies abroad to issue visas, facilitating the payments of fines, expanding prisons to house 5,000 persons and prepare a center to rehabilitate ex-Guantanamo inmates, in addition to other constructing buildings to accomodate the increase of staff.
Al-Omar also spoke about the coast guards and how they foiled trafficking of persons and drugs, as well as installing cameras to back police patrols, in addition to launching an awareness campaign to educate the public about security-related inforamtion.
His Highness the Amir, His Highness the Crown Prince and deputy head of National Guard were given memorial gifts on the occasion of the visit.
Sheikh Sabah was accompanied by Deputy Minister of the Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, Director of His Highness the Amir's Office Ahmad Fahad Al-Fahad, acting Undersecretary of the Amir Diwan and head of the Amiri protocols Sheikh Khaled Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah, Undersecretary of HH the Crown Prince's Diwan Sheikh Mubarak Al-Faisal Al-Sabah, Sheikh Majed Al-Jaber Al-Homoud Al-Sabah, Sheikh Abdullah Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and Sheikh Sabah Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.