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Lankans deported for staging protest

KUWAIT CITY, June 22: Well-informed sources disclosed the Interior Ministry has deported some 14 Sri Lankan nationals who demonstrated in front of their embassy in Kuwait against ethnic cleansing and racial discrimination. Sources noted Kuwaiti laws disallow illegal gatherings and demonstrations, noting the authorities will deport any person who organizes or participates in demonstration, without delay.

Kilo heroin seized: A lady Customs inspector at Kuwait International Airport foiled an attempt by one Asian expatriate to smuggle a kilogram of heroin from an unspecified GCC country. Sources said the lady inspector suspected the Asian when he arrived in Kuwait on transit from a GCC country. She conducted a search on him and found a kilogram of heroin. The suspect was referred to the concerned authority.

Meanwhile, officers from General Drug Control Department arrested two Asians in possession of half a kilo of drug substances, following a tip-off the sector received about their drug peddling activities. Guarded by search and arrest warrant from the Public Prosecution, anti-narcotics men raided the first suspect’s apartment and found an unspecified quantity of drugs. He then led the officers to the apartment of his partner in crime, where additional drugs were recovered. They both confessed trading in narcotics and were referred to drug prosecution.

Rotten meat seized: Teams from Kuwait Municipality (Hawally Branch) have launched surprise inspection campaigns at restaurants and markets and confiscated 1,000 kgs of meat not suitable for human consumption, reports Al- Qabas daily. The teams also issued 43 violations for not abding by hygienic rules and other regulations.

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