Kuwaiti police seize 149 persons in anti-vice drive

65 women and several gays were arrested in random raids

Kuwaiti police arrested 149 people, including 65 women, during massive raids against suspected prostitution dens as part of a crackdown against vice in the oil-rich Gulf emirate, newspapers reported on Sunday.

Hundreds of policemen and security agents participated in the campaign in several areas of the capital Kuwait City on Saturday.

The campaign, targeting suspected buildings and houses, resulted in the arrest of 149 people, including 65 women, mostly expatriates.

Police said 14 Arab women would be immediately deported while several gays and tomboys have been locked up pending trial.

“The campaigns will intensify in the next period to end such illegal practices inside suspected apartments and houses,” a police source said.

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