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Customs seizes heroin from an Iranian

KUWAIT CITY, May 6:  Customs officers at the Kuwait International Airport recently foiled an attempt by an Iranian to smuggle 750 grams of heroin into the country, reports Al- Rai daily. The daily added, the General Department for Drugs Control was tipped off that the suspect will be arriving with the drugs. As soon as the suspect arrived at the airport the officers did not find anything in his baggage and decided to send him to the Farwaniya Hospital for an X-Ray. The X-Ray showed heroin-filled capsules in his stomach. He was given laxative to purge the drugs. During interrogation the man admitted to smuggling drugs before on three occasions. The drugs and the Iranian have been referred to the concerned authority.

Smuggling bid foiled: The customs officers at the Kuwait International Airport have arrested an unidentified Egyptian for attempting to smuggle 10,000 Tramadol pills into the country, reports Al-Rai daily. The contraband and the suspect have been handed over to the General Department for Drugs Control.

Cigarettes seized: Customs officers at Nuwaiseeb border checkpoint arrested a Saudi citizen for attempting to smuggle 113 cartons of cigarettes to his country, reports Al-Nahar daily. According to sources, the suspect seemed nervous when he arrived at the inspection desk. Customs officers checked his car, and found the cigarettes hidden in a secret compartment. He was seized and referred with the contraband to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action.

Cable thief nabbed: A 1986-born Bangladeshi expatriate was arrested for stealing cables in Shuwaikh Industrial Area, says Al-Seyassah. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information from an Egyptian expatriate about a person cutting cables, securitymen rushed to the location and caught the suspect red-handed pulling out the cables and cutting them. They checked his details and discovered he is a Bangladeshi national. He had in his possession special equipment used for cutting cables. When questioned, he admitted to stealing copper cables and selling them in scrap yards.

By Mishal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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