KUWAIT CITY, July 21: Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department in Farwaniya foiled an attempt by three Pakistanis to smuggle more than 7,200 bottles of imported whiskey worth KD 300,000, reports Al-Rai daily. It has been reported that the three Pakistanis tried to smuggle the imported alcoholic drinks through Shuwaikh Port along with the shipment of utensils. Two of them were arrested whereas the other one escaped.
After receiving information from a secret agent on the arrival of the utensils shipment containing a large number of bottles of whiskey from a GCC country, acting Assistant Undersecretary for Criminal Security Affairs in the Interior Ministry Major General Shihab Al- Sharma and acting Director General of the General Criminal Investigation Department Brigadier Mohammad Al- Sharhan issued instructions to put the shipment under surveillance in coordination with General Customs Department.
When the customs officers inspected the shipment, they found 600 cartons of whisky and each carton contained 12 bottles. The contraband was confiscated and the name of the third suspect who escaped has been circulated to various checkpoints while two suspects were referred to the concerned authorities.
Meanwhile, two Asian expatriates were arrested in Salmiya area in possession of 70 bottles of locally manufactured liquor, five bottles of imported liquor and two beer cans. According to security sources, Hawally securitymen were patrolling Salmiya area when they stopped a vehicle with two Asian occupants based on suspicions and checked their details to discover one of them was wanted by the Immigration Security Department. They checked the vehicle and found 70 bottles of locally manufactured liquor, five bottles of imported liquor and two beer cans. The suspects were arrested and referred with the confiscated liquor to the General Department for Drug Control for necessary legal action.
Swindler caught: In compliance with the instructions of Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security Affairs in the Interior Ministry Major General Ibrahim Al-Tarah, Capital securitymen arrested a Kuwaiti man involved in a swindling case to the tune of KD 180,000. While patrolling in Kuwait City, a security team from the Capital Security Directorate stopped the Kuwaiti for routine inspection. This led to the discovery that he is wanted by law for involvement in a financial case. He was referred to the Sentences Enforcement Department. Meanwhile, Ahmadi securitymen arrested a citizen proven to be involved in a swindling case and the amount involved reached KD 10,000. Another citizen was apprehended in the area for a similar case for the amount KD 7,200. The two citizens were referred to the concerned authority.