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Indian expat held for money-laundering

KUWAIT CITY, June 25: An Indian expatriate has been arrested at Kuwait International Airport in possession of KD 12,000, says Al-Seyassah. According to sources, a female customs officer discovered undeclared amount of KD 12,000 in the luggage of an Indian passenger who had arrived at the airport from India. According to the Kuwait law, passengers are not allowed to carry more than KD 3,000 cash. Based on instructions given by the Airport Customs Supervisor Lt General Sulaiman Al-Fahad to be strict with passengers who arrive in the country, the Indian expatriate was arrested for money laundering charges and referred to the concerned authorities for further investigations. Meanwhile, an Asian expatriate was arrested by officers from Drug Control General Department for trafficking in narcotics and with a kilogram of pure heroin in his keep, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Apparently, the Drug Control Department received information about the activities of the suspects and raided his apartment where a kilogram of pure heroin was found. He admitted ownership of the contraband and also said he trafficked in drugs. He has since been referred for further investigation.

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