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Kuwait bans drones from flying over private properties

Offenders would face three years jail time or a $9,800 (KD3,000) fine

Kuwait bans drones from flying over private properties
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Drones with built-in cameras have been banned from flying over private properties in Kuwait, the interior ministry undersecretary Sulaiman Al-Fahd announced yesterday.

He said such drones have floated over houses, military compounds and other sensitive locations, despite the action being prohibited, reported Kuwait Times.

Al-Fahd said offenders would face three years jail time or a $9,800 (KD3,000) fine.

He explained drone owners also requires the consent of the ministry before operating the devices.

While drones in Bahrain are often used for the recordings of weddings, they have recently been used for illegal activities, according to Al-Fahd.

He added the drones breach personal privacy violate state laws. He warned security forces have the right to take down all drones used without permits.

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