In this morning's edition of Al Qabas, it was reported that the A task force of CID and Immigration Department officers has apprehended a gang of fraudsters working out of the Al Jahra Governorate. Apparently, this gang, made up of a Kuwaiti Woman, a GCC woman who owns a Salon, and 2 Egyptian nationals (a male paperwork facilitator and a female Coiffure who works at the Salon) were involved in issuing visit visas to Egyptians and then transferring them into work visas at a cost of KD1'200, distributed among the members of the gang.
Not altogether a surprise, we've all heard of wheels being greased around Kuwait, especially at the MOI's various Departments. But what's especially interesting is that, as reported by Al Qabas, a certain MP intervened on behalf of the Woman who facilitated the paperwork at the Jahra Governorate. Apparently, he asked the Officer in question NOT TO SEND HER TO THE Attorney General's Office, in return for the deportation of the Egyptians!
The kicker is, neither the report, nor the newspaper published any names. It would be of interest to all of us to find out which MP it was that intervened, and broke his solemn oath of office to defend and uphold the law, as stipulated in Article 60 of the Constitution. Unfortunately, unless rumors reach us or a whistle blower comes clean, we may never know.
Personally, if derivation is used, I would say that it was a Jahra-based MP, but at this point, it's a shot in the dark.