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KUWAIT CITY, July 2: Five Sri Lankan expatriates were arrested for their involvement in a theft that was carried out wherein one among them stole KD 60,000 from an armored vehicle at the airport.

Reportedly, the armored vehicle that was driven by two employees had KD 570,000 cash, which the employees collected from various communication companies and banks. 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 missing from the vehicle.

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 had blacklisted and placed a travel ban on the main suspect at all borders.

Meantime, securitymen were following up on his cell phone activity through the satellite and eventually they managed to locate his hiding place in Hawally when he made a call from his cell phone.

Securitymen rushed to the location and arrested the main suspect.
Lankans held in armored car heist

During interrogations, he confessed to the crime and revealed that he had planned this theft with two other expatriates of same nationality whereby they decided to carry out the theft on June 24, 2012.

He said that after he stole the money from the vehicle, he contacted his partners and they hid in Egaila for a while with the help of another expatriate.

He revealed that he gave some amount to an unidentified individual to help his girlfriend leave the country as she had a travel ban registered in her name. He also gave KD 5,000 to her and she managed to leave the country. However, the individual who helped her leave the country is absconding and securitymen are carrying out investigations to arrest him.

When the suspect revealed that he and his partners sent KD 10,000 to their country through a cargo containing baby milk powder, securitymen immediately contacted the cargo company and managed to stop the departure of cargo from the country in time. They were able to retrieve the stolen amount of KD 10,000.

The officials also managed to retrieve KD 30,000 from the apartment, which the suspects were planning to send to their country in batches.

Efforts made by the officers from Ministry of Interior to arrest the suspects and retrieve the stolen money within a short time were lauded by senior officials. (Source: Arab Times Online)
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  • citizen Wednesday, 04 July 2012 05:41 AM

    well said but they are going out because cant manage the life costly, first should ask government to control cost of living.

    Sri-Lankan Lover Tuesday, 03 July 2012 02:52 PM

    Ok if it is proved give the punishment according to the

    "ISLAMIC" low...since they are MUSLIMS wheather they are

    from Sri-Lanka or from any other countries

    Hussain Tuesday, 03 July 2012 03:32 PM

    These foolish idiots would get middle east punishment that they deserve. Why not name all five of them? 60,000KD = SLR 28,637,190.88. or US$214,109.88. A fortune by sri Lankan standards.

    rose Tuesday, 03 July 2012 03:28 PM

    these guys have criminals minds ,so who will employee sri lankans in the future

    balu Tuesday, 03 July 2012 03:42 PM

    abdul amir not srilankan name

    Shanty man Wednesday, 04 July 2012 06:56 AM

    Why Arabs are so..., few may be filthy like more Sri Lankans. Refer global news.

    perumal Tuesday, 03 July 2012 04:00 PM

    Robbery and killings are almost legalized in our paradise. Our leaders rob big time;they rob the public funds. Businessmen rob in a just and legal manner; they rob the public's personal money. Other people rob because they see no alternative; they rob the robbers' money.

    senna Tuesday, 03 July 2012 04:23 PM

    but what to do our politicians and officials need dollars for their duty free goodies

    arif Tuesday, 03 July 2012 04:26 PM

    I dont approve thefts,however, these idiots had a good chance to get away with KD 570,000 had they planned properly. Good lesson to security company.

    Ayam Tuesday, 03 July 2012 07:46 AM

    shame...spoil our image in all the ways...

    Katta Kuvera Tuesday, 03 July 2012 08:01 AM

    As if we have a good image now. First must stop sending our housemaids to work for these filthy arabs.

    Yehiya-Jeddah Tuesday, 03 July 2012 08:12 AM

    Because no law & technology in the country. They act same way in abroad.

    hettiarachi Tuesday, 03 July 2012 08:25 AM

    It is arabs or our people.your comment is not appropriate for this news..Nowadays it looks like arabs are more better than our people..

    Silva Tuesday, 03 July 2012 08:41 AM

    How about compensating our abused housemaids with that money ?

    Andrew Pitugala Tuesday, 03 July 2012 08:37 AM

    He should have sent the money to a Swiss Bank like what our big time crooks do.

    Dadoriya Tuesday, 03 July 2012 09:43 AM

    The national pastime?

    Weerawansza Tuesday, 03 July 2012 11:00 AM

    Abdul Amir is not a common name among Sri Lankan Muslims.

    Moreover these 2 people don't look at all like Sri Lankans.

    anticorrupt Wednesday, 04 July 2012 04:57 AM

    it seems u also a pro robber by your comment. rather condemning the culprits whoever it is, u r blaming the
    sponsors who recruited our Lankans. It is those Arabs who funded many projects in SL. from Sugathadasa Stadium to Many Roadworks, Water Resevoirs, built many houses after tsunami etc. but we lankans easily forget the history when we sip couple of wine glass. god bless lanka


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