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Drug scourge prompts MP to call for rehabilitation center

KUWAIT CITY, May 21: MP Sadoun Hammad Al-Otaibi has presented a proposal to establish a drug rehabilitation center on par with global standards and a research center to determine reasons for the spread of drug addiction in the country. He explained the remarkable increase in the number of youths addicted …

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Customs officers ‘foil’ Asian’s bid to smuggle in 32,000 narcotic pills

KUWAIT CITY, May 20: Customs officers at Kuwait International Airport arrested an Asian after finding 32,000 narcotic pills in his luggage. The officers got suspicious of the Asian when they noticed his agitated demeanor, resulting in a thorough inspection of his luggage where they discovered plastic containers with the narcotic …

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Wanted woman, man nabbed; 60 drug pills seized from Indian

KUWAIT CITY, May 17: A Kuwaiti woman who is wanted by law for several cases was arrested in Kuwait City. According to security sources, private taskforce officers were patrolling Capital Governorate when they suspected a vehicle and requested the driver to pull over. When she ignored the orders, securitymen chased …

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Coast Guard seizes large quantity of drugs – Securitymen arrest Asian with 6.1-kg heroin, ‘Ice’

KUWAIT CITY, May 16: A GCC national and a Bedoun were arrested for attempting to smuggle large quantity of hashish into Kuwait on a boat via sea, reports Al-Seyassah daily. According to sources, when the radar system of General Department for Coast Guard detected a boat infiltrating Kuwaiti territorial waters, …

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Securitymen arrest citizen with 3.5-kg of hashish, cocaine

KD 1,500, one kilo shabu, 122 narcotic pills seized from bedoun KUWAIT CITY, May 11: A Kuwaiti was arrested for drug trafficking with 3.5 kgms of hashish, cocaine, some chemical substances and materials used for manufacturing hashish in his possession, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Acting on information that the suspect receives …

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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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