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Asian duo held with liquor, drug pills – Coast Guard foils bid to smuggle birds

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14: Two Asian expatriates were arrested in Farwaniya area in possession of 20 bottles of locally manufactured liquor, narcotic pills, a cleaver and a hammer. According to security sources, Farwaniya securitymen were patrolling Farwaniya area when they stopped a vehicle with two occupants based on suspicions. As they were checking the details of the driver and his passenger, they noticed their nervousness and checked the vehicle to find the abovementioned items. When questioned, the suspects confessed that they have been selling liquor and drugs to their clients. The suspects were referred with the confiscated items to the Drugs Control General Department for necessary legal action.

Smuggling bid foiled: Coast Guard Department foiled two attempts to smuggle a total of 10 birds of prey and 101 bustards into the country via sea. In a press release issued by Ministry of Interior, the ministry’s General Department of Public Relations and Media Security explained that officers from the Coast Guard Department were patrolling the territorial waters in south of Boubyan Island when they stopped a boat based on suspicions and checked the details of the two individuals on board to discover they are Kuwaiti citizens.

They searched the vehicle to find two large bags which they checked to find 8 birds of prey and 80 bustards. The department revealed that 21 bustards and 2 birds of prey were confiscated from a boat that came from outside Kuwait’s territorial waters. The suspects were arrested and referred with the confiscated birds to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action.

By Meshal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff


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