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Thousands of drug pills seized at Abdali border; Egyptian expat caught

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 1: An Egyptian expatriate was arrested at Abdali border checkpoint for attempting to smuggle 24,000 Captagon pills into the country, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

In a press statement, Director of Land Customs at General Customs Administration Mishaan Al-Saaedi explained that advanced devices introduced for enhancement of customs duties had contributed to the discovery of the drugs which were hidden in a secret compartment under the truck’s radiator.

The truck, driven by the Arab expatriate, arrived at the border checkpoint from a neighboring country. The infrared machine showed an abnormal congestion of a substance under the truck’s radiator.

Customs officers checked to discover large quantity of narcotic pills which were packed and hidden under the radiator in order to avoid detection. The truck driver was arrested and referred with the confiscated Captagon pills to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action.

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