Kuwait: Three arrested for adopting extremist ideology
Dubai: Three young persons have been arrested in Kuwait after being found in possession of weapons and ammunition and adopting extremist ideology, local media reported.
According to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al Qabas, the Ministry of Interior said it arrested two minors, ages 15 and 16, and another adult, who were in possession of unlicensed weapons and ammunition and carrying extremist ideology, adding that the operation comes as part of its tireless efforts to confront crime, track down criminals and confront them firmly.
The ministry said in a statement that, based on cooperation between the relevant security agencies, and after searching and investigating outlaws, one of the accused was arrested, who admitted that he had met a person through social media platforms. Discussions between them led them to know that they carry the same ideology.
Following in-depth investigation, the ministry said that two other people were arrested, one of them was a juvenile carrying the same extremist ideology, and after taking the necessary legal permission, their home was searched, and weapons, unlicensed ammunition, logos and photographic devices were found.
Once being confronted with what have been found, they acknowledged and confessed their possession of weapons and ammunition. The accused and seized items were referred to competent authorities to take the necessary legal measure.