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Kuwaiti acquitted of smuggling, peddling, production of ‘Kemikal’

KUWAIT CITY, May 13: The Criminal Court acquitted a Kuwaiti citizen in his 20s against whom one of the biggest cases related to smuggling, peddling and production of the narcotic substance known as “Kemikal” (AMB-FUBINACA), which is an indole-based synthetic cannabinoid, was filed. During the court session, his defense counsel Lawyer Inaam Haidar explained that the arrest warrant issued against her client was invalid. Everything achieved by the police based on that warrant is considered invalid. The investigation conducted against her client contained flaws, which indicate lack of seriousness from the prosecution team. According to the case file, the Public Prosecution had accused the citizen of illegally importing brain stimulants known as “Kemikal” with intention of selling them. He was also accused of producing more of it by mixing some chemical substances to increase its effect, and of smuggling the drugs into the country by evading customs inspection.

Meanwhile, the Court of Appeals overturned the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance, acquitting three individuals who were accused of possessing hashish and banned brain stimulants, with intention to peddle and consume. The court overturned the verdict on technicality grounds based on the arguments of the defense counsel Lawyer Abdulmohsen Al-Qattan.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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