Most of missing funds retrieved in Kuwait heist
5 Lankans arrested:
Five Sri Lankan expatriates were recently arrested for their
involvement in a theft carried out last week (in Kuwait) wherein one
among them stole KD 60,000 from an armoured vehicle at the airport.
Reportedly, the armoured vehicle driven by two employees had KD 570,000
cash, which the employees collected from various communication companies
At Kuwait International Airport, when one employee went to collect
the money from a telecommunication company, the other, identified as
Abdul Amir, escaped with the vehicle. The vehicle was eventually found
abandoned at an isolated area near the airport and KD 60,000 was
According to security sources, high-ranking officials prioritized
this case and investigations were on full swing to capture the suspect
and retrieve the stolen money,
They revealed that several security teams were formed to investigate
the case and the Ministry of Interior blacklisted and placed a travel
ban on the main suspect at all borders.
Meantime, security followed up on his cell phone activity through the
satellite and managed to locate his hiding place in Hawally when he made
a call from his cell phone.
Security rushed to the location and arrested the main suspect. During
interrogations, he confessed to the crime and revealed he had planned
the theft with two other expatriates of the same nationality and decided
to carry out the theft on June 24, 2012. - Courtesy ArabTimes