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Intensify efforts to curb drugs spread: official

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 13: Director-General of the Public Relations and Security Media Department at the Interior Ministry Brigadier Adel Al- Hashash has emphasized on the importance of intensifying awareness campaigns against the spread of the scourge of drugs among all groups of society, reports Al-Anba daily. Al-Hashash, during participation in …

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Bid to smuggle hashish foiled

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6: The Ministry of Interior (MoI), in collaboration with the Ministry of Defense, has seized 110 kgs of cannabis when two citizens, in collusion with some Iranian people, were trying to muggle them into the country. Information received from Defense Ministry’s intelligence and security body suggested that …

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2.6 kg ‘pure heroin’ found with Asian passenger

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2, (KUNA): Kuwait International Airport authorities have aborted an attempt to smuggle an amount of heroin into the country, Director General of the General Administration of Customs Jamal Al-Jalawi said Saturday. This morning, customs officials suspected an Asian expat arriving at the airport, as he looked so …

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‘Drugs, broken homes cause of increase in violent crime’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 26: Kuwait ranks fourteenth in Middle East and the Arab World with an average crime rate that places her 81st globally in the crime index. Official statistics indicate Kuwait witnessed about 18,000 various types of crimes since the beginning of the year until October with an average …

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150 kg cannabis worth KD 300,000 seized

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 20: The Interior Ministry managed to foil an attempt to smuggle around 150 kilograms of cannabis into the country, said a statement Monday. The Ministry’s Public Relations department said that an illegal resident tried to smuggle the cannabis, worth KD 300,000, through a sea shipment. The suspect, …

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20 domestics nabbed – Five women held with drugs

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 19: Hawalli securitymen apprehended four sisters and a lady from an unnamed Gulf country in possession of illicit pills known in the local market as ‘Larika’. A security source said the officers were on a round of the aforementioned area when they spotted the vehicle of the …

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Indian duo held with 14 kilos marijuana

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 19: Customs officers at the Sa’ad Al-Abdullah International Airport have arrested two Indians who arrived from an unidentified GCC country for attempting to smuggle 14 kilos of marijuana into the country, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, the drugs were neatly hidden inside a bag. The suspects …

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MoI officer caught with drugs – Hot chase arrest

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 6: Jahra securitymen arrested a Kuwaiti lieutenant working in the Interior Ministry for consuming drugs and possession of two packs of shabu. While patrolling in Jahra, the securitymen got suspicious after noticing the erratic movement of a vehicle. They signaled for the driver to pull over but …

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Steep climb in deaths as use of drugs among youths rises

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1: Director General of Antinarcotics Authority Brigadier Badar Al-Ghadhori announced the total number of drug-related deaths registered in Kuwait between 2012 and 2016 was 333, while the number of drug-related deaths recorded since the beginning of 2017 until September reached 56. This was announced at a recent …

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Number of ‘drug abusers’ in the country increases, says Al-Saleh

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31: The Secretary- General of Arab Federation for Drug Abuse Prevention Dr Khalid Al-Saleh reported a significant increase in the number of drug abusers in the country according to the latest statistics, reports Al-Anba daily. Al-Saleh pointed out 1,440 drug abusers and traffickers were arrested during 2016, …

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