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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 4: About 1,500 out of 18,221 expatriates who were deported last year as per the latest announcement of the Interior Ministry were proven to be involved in the possession, consumption and trading narcotics and intoxicating substances, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a source from the security sector.
The source said those arrested for the possession or consumption of narcotic substances are usually referred to the Drug Control General Department. If proven that they possessed or consumed small quantities of narcotics, they are deported and blacklisted; while those who possessed or consumed large quantities are referred to the judiciary, the source added. According to the ministry, the expatriates deported from January to December 2021 included 11,177 men and 7,044 women