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Thousands of pills found on gang of Arab drug peddlers Asian held with home-made liquor

KUWAIT CITY, April 15: Three Arab nationals were arrested for drug peddling and possessing large number of ‘Tremadol’ pills. According to security sources, when the Directorate General for Drug Control received information about a gang of Arab men involved in drug peddling, a team was formed for investigations.

After confirming the information and taking necessary legal measures, securitymen arrested the first suspect after an undercover agent was sent to him to buy 1,000 Tremadol pills. During interrogations, he confessed that he obtained the drugs from a compatriot who was working on commission- basis for another individual.

The second suspect was arrested and he led securitymen to the third suspect who was arrested in possession of 4,500 Tremadol pills. The third suspect revealed that he obtained the drugs from a trader in an Arab country. All three suspects were referred with the confiscated Tremadol pills to the concerned authorities for further investigations. Meanwhile, an Asian expatriate was arrested in possession of 73 bottles of locally brewed liquor behind a building in Farwaniya area.

According to sources, Farwaniya securitymen were patrolling the area at night when they noticed the suspect opening the trunk of his vehicle. As soon as the latter noticed the patrol team, he closed the trunk and ran away. Securitymen chased him and managed to arrest him. They checked his vehicle and found five cartons of 73 bottles of locally brewed liquor. He revealed that he was planning to sell them to his clients. Securitymen referred him with the liquor bottles to the concerned authorities for further investigations. Furthermore, Jahra securitymen arrested a Bedoun youth in possession of a sachet of ‘Shabu’ drug, one piece of hashish, one ‘Farawla’ pill and tools used for consuming drugs. In addition, Farwaniya securitymen arrested a Kuwaiti citizen for drunken driving on Sixth Ring Road and possessing half bottle of imported liquor. He was detained in the police station of the area.

‘Gunman’ sought: An unknown individual fired several gunshots into the air using a Kalashnikov while reveling during a marriage party at a wedding hall in Naseem area. According to a security source, Jahra securitymen rushed to the location when they heard a number of gunshots being fired in the vicinity. They noticed an individual placing a Kalashnikov in his car and running away as soon as he noticed the patrol vehicle. Securitymen tried in vain to find him as he hid himself among the visitors at the wedding. Securitymen noted the details of the vehicle and they are carrying out investigations to find and arrest the suspect. They also found 86 empty bullets of Kalashnikov weapon and two unused bullets at the location. Agencies add: Two held with drugs: Personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department have arrested two people for possessing narcotic pills, reports Alam Alyawm daily.

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