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22 million tablets of amphetamine confiscated from 6 suspects GCC intel, INCB following up on drug consignment seized by Saudis

KUWAIT CITY, April 26: GCC Intelligence Service and the International Narcotics Control Bureau (INCB) are doing a follow up on the consignment of drugs discovered by Saudi Arabia in early April wherein over 22 million tablets of amphetamine were found with six suspects-five Saudis and a Bahraini national, reports Al-Qabas daily. Intelligence sources disclosed that Iranian cartels manufacture the narcotic substance in five factories, two in Syria and three in Bekaa, Lebanon. They noted the basic materials are delivered to the factories from Iran via Iraq. The Gulf Intelligence Service classifies Iraq as the transit point for narcotics transfer. The recent consignment seized by Saudi Arabia was shipped from Lebanon to the port of Bandar Abbas in Iran and hidden inside barbed wires made in an unspecified Asian country. They were shipped via tankers aboard a ship from Bandar Abbas to Bahrain, and from there to Saudi Arabia.

Customs seizes 700 drug pills: Customs officers at Kuwait International Airport thwarted an attempt by one Egyptian expatriate to smuggle 700 tablets of ‘Remade’ into the country, reports Al-Rai daily. Security sources said the drugs were carefully hidden inside his luggage. He was referred to the concerned authority.

Micro-spy planes seized: Customs and security authorities at Cairo International Airport recently seized three micro-spy planes in the possession of two Egyptian passengers from Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates respectively. The micro-planes are allegedly used for spying, reports Al-Rai daily. During checking by security and custom officers, the micro planes equipped with camera and remote control were detected inside the bags of the two suspects by X-ray. Security sources at the airport declined to disclose the names of the two Egyptians. The authorities confiscated the planes and referred the two suspects for investigation

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