Dubai: Six Arab expats have been arrested in Kuwait for stealing copper cables from power transformers, Al Anba newspaper reported yesterday.
According to a security source, the arrest came after a 39-year-old Kuwaiti called the Operations Room of the Interior Ministry when he saw the suspects near the Khairan residential area, apparently stealing cables.
Three police patrols from the Nuwaiseeb Police Station rushed to the site and caught the men who were digging in the area. The police then searched their vehicle and seized six switch boards belonging to the Ministry of Electricity and 6 metres of cables.
A case of stealing government property has been filed against them. Police are investigating if they are involved in stealing cables from other areas, before referring them to the authorities concerned.