Ration food in basement – Items resold as other brands

Tons of subsidized foodstuff found in basement.
Tons of subsidized foodstuff found in basement.

KUWAIT CITY, April 17: Personnel from the Consumer Protection Department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in coordination with the Ministry of Interior recently raided the basement of a residential building in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh and confiscated tons of subsidized foodstuffs, reports Al-Rai daily.

Undersecretary for Commercial Supervision and Consumer Protection Affairs Eid Al-Rashidi said the raid resulted in confiscating four tons of rice, 134 milk powder tins, 1,200 tomato paste cans, 76 baby milk tins and 116 cans of oil. Al-Rashidi added the inspection team also found at the site sewing machines which were used to sew bags to pack the subsidized foodstuffs prior to selling it in the local market under different brand names.

Meanwhile, for the second consecutive day, Abdally Customs officers foiled the attempt of an Asian truck driver to smuggle 16,000 Copti tablets from Iraq, says Al-Seyassah. The Customs officers got suspicious because the driver looked agitated as he approached the checkpoint, so they inspected the truck thoroughly and this led to the discovery of the above mentioned drugs.

A security source pointed out this is the second case within two days and with the same quantity of drugs. The source confirmed the suspect and the confiscated drugs were referred to the Drug Control General Department (DCGD).

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