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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 9: The Criminal Court cancelled five years imprisonment sentence and a fine of KD 5,000 issued against a citizen in absentia for allegedly possessing hashish and Methamphetamine. The previous sentence was based on information provided by the prosecuting officer who narrated he was on routine tour of a desert area when he saw the citizen’s car parked at the location. He then approached the car for investigation and asked the citizen to show his ID card after discovering he wasn’t in normal condition. Lawyer Badr Al-Tebainawi in the citizen’s defense said the arrest and search procedures carried out on his client were illegal. He implored the court to clear him of all charges.
Smuggling bid foiled: The Criminal Court acquitted an expatriate who was accused of attempting to smuggle 16,000 narcotic pills with the intention of selling them in the country. The case file indicated the suspect came from a neighboring Arab country through one of the Kuwaiti borders with a cargo truck and when the customs official inspected the shipment, he found the aforementioned narcotic pills. The suspect was arrested and referred to the Public Prosecution. At the court session, Lawyer Faisal Al-Enezi in his defense stressed that charges filed against his client were invalid due to lack of incriminating evidences. He also said there was no connection between his client and the drugs mentioned above, and allegations should be based on certainty and not guesswork.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff