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Car rentals, showrooms raided – Egyptian acquitted in drugs case

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KUWAIT CITY, April 11: The Misdemeanor Court refrained from pronouncing penalty against an Egyptian expatriate who was accused of attempting to smuggle illicit drugs into the country through Kuwait International Airport when he returned from his annual vacation in Egypt. According to the statement of a customs inspector in the case file, the suspect arrived at Kuwait International Airport carrying 150 narcotic pills which he had concealed well inside a bag to escape customs officers. The officer said he suspected the luggage containing the drugs when it was placed on the scanning machine, and decided to carry out a thorough check. He found a white plastic container with 150 pills of Tremadol well tucked inside some clothes. When questioned, the passenger confessed to the crime and claimed ownership of the drugs with the intention of consumption. Laboratory analysis of the suspect’s urine indicated traces of hashish. However, the defense counsel Lawyer Jawad Hussein stressed the lack of sufficient evidences to convict his client. He said the man was ignorant of the content of the drugs and countered the claim that his client accepted he was consuming the drugs.

Rentals raided: Department of Public Hygiene and Road Occupancy of Hawally Municipality carried out a campaign on car rental offices and car showrooms from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Assistant Director General for Hawally and Ahmadi Affairs Fahad Al-Otaibi explained that 15 pledges were signed, 70 warning stickers were placed on vehicles that were parked illegally prior to seizing them, 20 warnings were issued, ten citations were issued for extended beyond the licensed area and four vehicles which were strategically and illegally placed for sale were lifted during the campaigns. Al-Otaibi affirmed that the seized vehicles will be sent to the seizedvehicle garage in Mina Abdullah.

Two caught drunk: Two Asian expatriates were arrested in an intoxicated state in Khaitan area in possession of drugs and two bottles of locally manufactured liquor. According to security sources, Farwaniya securitymen were patrolling Khaitan area when they noticed a vehicle with two occupants. After ordering the driver to pull over, securitymen checked their details to discover they are Asian expatriates. Sensing their disoriented state, securitymen checked their vehicle to find drugs and two bottles of locally manufactured liquor. The two suspects were arrested and referred with the confiscated items to the concerned authorities where necessary measures have been taken. Meanwhile, police officers arrested a Kuwaiti citizen in an intoxicated state in Rabya area. Two pieces of hashish was discovered in his possession.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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