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Customs foils Lankan’s bid to bring in drugs

KUWAIT CITY, July 9: A young Sri Lankan man was arrested at Kuwait International Airport for attempting to smuggle a piece of opium and three polythene bags containing a powder suspected to be drugs, into the country, reports Al-Rai daily. According to sources, when customs officers noticed the nervousness of the Sri Lankan passenger as he approached the inspection desk, they checked his luggage and found the illicit items. He was arrested and referred with the confiscated items to the General Department of Drug Control for necessary legal action.

Indian arrested
Indian expatriate was arrested in Salmiya area for selling marijuana, reports Al-Anba daily. According to security sources, detectives from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) arrested the suspect in a trap in Salmiya while selling 500 grams of marijuana to a police agent. They also confiscated 1.5 kilograms of marijuana from the suspect’s car. He was referred with the confiscated marijuana to the General Department of Drug Control for necessary legal action.

The Indian with marijuana seized and The Asian expat held for stealing
The Indian with marijuana seized and The Asian expat held for stealing

KD 300 stolen
An Asian expatriate was arrested for stealing KD 300 from his Indian neighbor’s apartment, reports Al-Anba daily. According to security sources, an Indian housemaid lodged a complaint at Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh Police Station, accusing a masked man of breaking into her room and robbing KD 300. Investigations conducted by securitymen led to arrest of the thief who was later identified by the housemaid in a legal lineup by his eyes.

Two women arrested: Two Kuwaiti women were arrested for consuming and possessing drugs, reports Al-Rai daily. According to security sources, when Ahmadi securitymen received information that two women who were traveling in a car in Abu Al-Hassaniya were making passersby feel nauseous, they rushed to the location and caught the women smoking hashish. They checked the vehicle and found some narcotic pills as well. The two suspects were arrested and referred with the drugs to the concerned authorities.

4 held for running liquor factory: Four Indians including a woman were arrested for manufacturing liquor inside an apartment in Salwa area, reports Al-Rai daily. According to security sources, Hawally securitymen were patrolling Salwa area when they suspected an Indian expatriate who ran as soon as he noticed the police. They chased him and eventually caught him to find a bottle of locally manufactured liquor in his possession. During investigations, the suspect led him to an apartment where the remaining three suspects were arrested. Police confiscated liquormanufacturing equipment and barrels filled with the brew from the apartment. The four suspects were referred with the confiscated items to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action.

Team checks 461 factories: Director of the Kuwait Municipality branch in Mubarak Al-Kabeer Eng Samiyah Al-Enezi revealed that inspectors from the Investigation and Services Followup Department checked 461 factories and shops during Ramadan, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Al-Enezi said these inspections are part of the campaign launched by the Public Relations Department under the slogan, “Your Health Concerns Us”. She explained the daily follow-ups by inspectors before and during the holy month were intensified to ensure the safety and security of consumers considering the spread of spoilt food items in the markets. She added the inspectors issued 76 citations, removed 263 advertisement billboards and sent 438 samples of food items to the Ministry of Health laboratories, indicating the concerned officials will continue their activities across the governorate.

20 co-ops referred to PP: Assistant Undersecretary for Cooperative Societies Affairs at Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor Sheikha Al-Adwani disclosed that 20 cooperative societies have been referred to the Public Prosecution and seven to the General Investigations Department of Ministry of Interior, reports Aljarida daily. She explained that this action was taken due to some financial and administrative irregularities discovered by the committees formed by the ministry to review the final statements of a number of cooperative societies since June 2014 until now.

By Munaif Nayef Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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