Heroin capsules, thousands of liquor bottles found on Asians

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 27: Customs officers at the Al-Nuwaiseeb border post recently foiled the attempt of a Pakistani truck driver to smuggle 114 capsules of heroin, approximately one kilo, into the country, reports Al-Rai daily. According to security sources, police acting on a tip-off from a secret source waited for the truck to arrive from an unidentified Gulf State and in coordination with the General Department for Drugs Control seized the man and his vehicle. The contraband was professionally hidden in a secret compartment of the truck. The contraband and the suspect have been referred to the General Department for Drugs Control.

Bootleggers nabbed: Acting on a tip-off the Farwaniya police raided an apartment in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh and arrested two Asians for bootlegging, reports Al-Anba daily. According to police sources the bootleggers had turned the apartment into a mini factory to manufacture booze. Police have confiscated from the men 7,000 bottles of local booze, manufacturing equipment and barrels filled with brew. They have been handed over to the General Department for Drugs and Alcohol Control. Meanwhile, the Farwaniya police have arrested an Indian who was caught in Khaitan with 336 bottles of locally-manufactured booze, reports Al-Anba daily. The suspect was caught when he was seated next to his vehicle. He has been handed over to the concerned authorities.

Drugs with ‘royal’: Police have arrested two young Kuwaitis, one of them a member of the ruling family, for possessing and consuming drugs, reports Al-Rai daily. According to the daily, the ‘addicts’ were fast asleep inside their car on Damascus Street with the car engine on. Police have seized from the men 12 narcotic pills and four sachets of meth. They have been referred to the General Department for Drugs Control.

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