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Customs seizes 15,000 drug pills from Egyptian trucker

KUWAIT CITY, May 10: Customs officers manning the land border crossing points recently foiled an attempt by an unidentified trucker to smuggle 15,000 drug pills into the country, reports Annahar daily. The daily added, the truck arrived from Egypt and the Egyptian trucker was carrying a cargo of olive oil …

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Expert warns about increased use of drugs among children

KUWAIT CITY, May 6: “The number of drug addicts in Kuwait has reached 70,000”, says Dr Abdulrahman Al-Salim, a pharmacist at Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital. He warned about the increased use of drugs among children particularly teenagers between the ages of 11 and 18 years in Kuwait, as well as about …

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Court acquits Kuwaiti man of possessing ‘crystal meth’

KUWAIT CITY, May 4: The Criminal Court acquitted a Kuwaiti citizen who was accused of possessing banned brain stimulants “crystal meth” with the intention of consuming them. According to the case files, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information that a car crashed into the pole of …

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Drug abuse detector introduced

KUWAIT CITY: The Ministry of Interior has introduced a palm-sized device to detect security personnel who consume drugs, reports Al-Rai daily. According to the security sources well versed with the issue said the ministry earlier depended on the urine sample, which took ‘days’ to give the result. The new device …

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Gang selling brain stimulants busted

KUWAIT CITY, April 17: Officers from the Residency Security Affairs General Department in the Interior Ministry arrested three Arabs for trafficking in brain stimulants. In a press statement, the Public Relations and Security Media General Department disclosed that the officers received information on the illegal activities of an unidentified person …

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Ice cream vendor caught selling drugs

KUWAIT CITY, April 8: The Jahra police have arrested a Syrian ice cream vendor for selling narcotic pills, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily added, the arrest came after police received a tip-off. He was caught red-handed while selling 10 pills to an undercover police agent. Meanwhile, security operatives from Ahmadi …

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‘Around 460 people die due to drug overdose in 7 years’

KUWAIT CITY, March 25: Statistics issued by the concerned government institutions show 460 people died from an overdose of drugs during the past seven years, with an average of 66 deaths per year, reports Al-Qabas daily. Kuwaitis topped the list with 120 victims, followed by Arabs in second place with …

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Panel to probe files tied to drugs, massage centers, illegal cafés – Move to register driver position under commercial activity

KUWAIT CITY, March 25: Chairman of the Negative Phenomena Committee MP Mohammad Al-Hayef declared that the committee will start discussing several files which are under the responsibility of Ministry of Interior, Reports Al-Anba daily. He revealed that the committee will investigate files related to drugs, massage centers and illegal cafés. …

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Ex-cop in drug peddling

KUWAIT CITY, March 20: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) personnel have arrested two Kuwaitis — one a former policeman — for trafficking in heroin, reports Al-Anba daily. According to a security source, one Kuwaiti was caught red-handed while selling three sachets of heroin to an undercover police agent. Armed with …

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Kuwaiti, Syrian expat held with drugs; Couple caught drunk in Mahboula

KUWAIT CITY, March 15: A Kuwaiti citizen and a Syrian expatriate were arrested in Fahaheel area in possession of drugs. According to security sources, Ahmadi securitymen were patrolling Fahaheel area when they suspected a jeep with tinted windows. They ordered the driver to pull over and checked his details as …

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