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Citizen gets 10-year jail for joining ‘Al-Nusra Front’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: The Criminal Court has sentenced a Kuwaiti man to 10 years with hard labor over the allegation of joining al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group “Al-Nusra Front” to fight in Syria. The Public Prosecution charged the suspect for traveling outside the country to join an opposition group in fighting against Syrian government. He is believed to have received training on how to handle and use weapons—an act exposing Kuwait to the threat of war against another Arab nation to sever political ties between two friendly states.

Drug pills seized: Customs officers at Kuwait International Airport foiled attempt by an Asian expatriate to smuggle a quantity of Tramadol pills into the country. The officers were conducting a search in the suspect’s luggage when they discovered the contraband. He admitted ownership and confessed that he tried to smuggle the drug into the country for sale. He was referred with the items to concerned authorities. In another incident, Customs officers at Abdali border arrested a trucker returning to the country from Iraq in possession of 15 illicit pills and a parcel of hashish. He was referred to Drug Prosecution.

SUV tires stolen: A Kuwaiti man filed a complaint at Jahra police station against unknown persons who stole the tires of his four wheel drive at the parking lot of a school in Jahra. The citizen was shocked when he found the tires missing upon his return to the parking lot, which is close to his residence. Detectives have since lifted fingerprints from the scene, and investigation is ongoing to trail the suspect (s). In a separate story, an Egyptian expatriate lodged a complaint at the Farwaniya police station and said an unknown person broke the glass of his car and stole a TV set he had kept in the backseat. A case was registered for investigation.

Traffic crackdown: General Traffic Department disclosed that the sector recently issued 3896 violations against motorists caught driving on emergency lanes. Statement indicated 3,772 violations were issued for driving on excessive speed along emergency lanes during rush hour which starts from 6:00 am to 10:00 am. It also issued 15 violations and 109 violations respectively against motorists caught on emergency lanes in the left and right tracks from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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