AL-HARRES: Sanaa fortnightly, 26-1-98. [Archives:1998/05/Press Review]

February 2 1998

(Ministry of Interior) Main Headlines: 1- On his promotion to Major-General, the Minister of Interior received congratulatory messages from his Jordanian & Egyptian counterparts. 2- Mareb chief of security: “Kidnapping of foreign tourists is planned by Yemen’s enemies abroad.” 3- Deputy Minister of Interior, Brig. Jarhoom inspected Hajja Central Prison with Consultative Council committee. 4- Police Hospital in Sanaa to start registering patients according to their family I.D. card. 5- Sanaa woman, 26, committed suicide by drug overdose because of marital problems. Article Summary: Two Hunters & a Prey It was lunch time, the two went into a very busy restaurant on Hadda Road that is usually frequented by the well off. The stood by the entrance pretending to be looking for an empty table. The prey was finally spotted. He took out a wad of money to pay the bill. Ghazi and Sahi followed him. The first bumped into the prey, making it look like an accident. The incident took a few seconds, but was enough for the money to be “transferred” form the prey’s pocket to the hunter’s. Unfortunately for them, the pickpockets were observed by a plainclothes policeman who happened to be standing nearby. “My money! My money!,” shouted the prey. Sahi the lookout was immediately arrested. Following clever interrogation, he confessed as to the whereabouts of his accomplice. It later transpired that the two thieves were part of a 14-member gang who met in the mornings to divide the work and territories among themselves.