KUWAIT CITY, Sept 3: An Arab expatriate was arrested at Kuwait International Airport in possession of two pieces of hashish. According to sources, when the airport customs officers were checking the luggage of passengers, they found two pieces of hashish rolled in currency notes in the luggage of an Arab passenger who arrived from a European country. When questioned, he confessed that he was planning to sell the hashish.
Customs officers also arrested another Arab expatriate in possession of two bottles of imported liquor. Both suspects were referred with the illicit items to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action.
Meanwhile, a Kuwaiti citizen in his 30s was arrested for stealing smartphones from several shops and electronic companies in Mubarakiya and Sharq areas, reports Al-Anba daily.
According to security sources, when officers from the Criminal Investigations Department received several complaints against an unknown person who hoodwinked salespersons and escaped with valuable smartphones and laptops, they launched investigations and checked the records of the CCTV cameras installed inside the shops.
After intensifying their efforts, they managed to seize the thief in an ambush and discovered that he is a Kuwaiti citizen and a drug addict. When questioned, he admitted to hoodwinking salespersons and escaping with the loot. He revealed that he used to sell the stolen items at quarter of its original price; for example, he sold a smart phone worth KD 300 for only KD 80. He provided securitymen with information about his buyers. The sources affirmed that the buyers will be penalized for purchasing the stolen items even after knowing the source.
By Meshal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies