‘Rambo’ breaks cuffs, jumps police custody

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 14: As seen in the action movie Rambo, a Kuwaiti citizen broke his handcuffs and jumped from a moving patrol car after he was caught driving a stolen vehicle. He was admitted to Jahra Hospital amid severe injury after resisting arrest and causing injuries to the officers. A security source said patrolmen on a round of Jahra area saw the citizen driving a wanted vehicle and arrested him. They placed him in handcuffs and led him to the patrol car. It was then he resisted and caused injuries to the officers. On the way to the area police station, he broke the handcuffs and jumped from the patrol car. He sustained a broken leg and additional injuries in other parts of the body. A case was registered.

Hashish, pills seized: An unidentified individual was arrested at Nuwaiseeb border checkpoint for attempting to smuggle 500 grams of hashish and narcotic pills by taping them to his left leg. According to sources, customs officers were inspecting travelers who arrived at Nuwaiseeb border checkpoint from a GCC country when they suspected one of the travelers. They checked him to find the hashish and narcotic pills. During interrogations, he revealed his intention to smuggle the illicit items into the country to sell them to his clients. He was arrested and referred to the Drugs Control General Department for necessary legal action. Meanwhile, customs officers at Abdali border checkpoint arrested a truck driver who came from a neighboring Arab country with narcotic pills hidden under the driver’s seat of his truck. He was referred with the narcotic pills to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action.

Smuggling bid foiled: Customs officers at the Kuwait International Airport recently foiled the attempt of an Asian housemaid to smuggle 4 kilos of qat into the country, reports Annahar daily. The daily added, the qat was hidden in one of her bags. The daily added, the woman looked confused when she put the bag into the X-ray machine and the officer on duty asked her to open the bag. The contraband and the suspect have been referred to the General Department for Drugs Control

By Munaif Nayef Al-Seyassah Staff

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