KD500,000: Kuwait beggar’s balance

KD500,000: Kuwait beggar’s balance
Updated 13 July 2015

KD500,000: Kuwait beggar’s balance

KD500,000: Kuwait beggar’s balance

KUWAIT CITY: A beggar with a fat bank balance has been detained. The beggar, a non-Kuwaiti, was held near a mosque and the sum of KD500,000 (Over SR6.2 million) was found in his bank account.
“Servicemen were patrolling the area when they saw a man begging at a mosque for money, telling worshippers he badly needed cash and that he had no home,” security sources told Kuwaiti daily Al-Rai.
“He was immediately arrested as he was breaking the law and an investigation revealed his account.”
In April, Kuwait deported 22 beggars after they were arrested for harassing people. Police uncovered men who resorted to wearing abayas to boost their chances of receiving money.
In Saudi Arabia, a man begged for five months as a woman before his disguise was uncovered. He told police he collected up to SR200 on a regular day and that his income increased on Fridays. An official said that foreigners made up around 85 per cent of all the beggars in the Kingdom.