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Three caught in Wafra liquor factory raid; drug pills seized – Pirated CDs found in shops confiscated

KUWAIT CITY, July 10: Ahmadi security men raided a local alcohol factory operated by three Asians in Wafra, resulting in the discovery of 1,500 bottles of local alcohol, several barrels full of alcohol, gas cylinders and equipment for manufacturing the alcoholic drink.

Acting on a tip-off, Director of Ahmadi Security Directorate Brigadier Abdullah Safah formed a security team tasked to put the suspects under surveillance. The team raided the alcohol factory after verifying the information, leading to the arrest of the suspects and confiscation of the above-mentioned items. The suspects and the confiscated items were then referred to the relevant security unit for legal action.

Drug pills seized: Customs officers at Kuwait airport thwarted an attempt by an Arab expatriate to smuggle 13 thousand narcotic pills (Tramadol) hidden in his clothes. The suspect was going through customs check upon his arrival at the airport when officers discovered the contraband in a piece of cloth tied around his body. He was arrested and referred to Drug Prosecution. Meanwhile, an Iraqi man was arrested at Abdali border checkpoint for attempting to smuggle 168,000 narcotic pills known as ‘Captagon’ into the country, reports Al-Rai daily.

When the suspect had arrived at Abdali border checkpoint, customs officers checked his car to find the narcotic pills hidden inside cartons. He was arrested and referred with the contraband to the General Department of Drug Control for necessary legal action.

Pirated CDs confiscated: The Ministry of Information has announced of large quantities of pirated CDs have been seized by the authorities during surprise raids on shops during the Eid Al-Fitr holidays, reports Al-Qabas daily. The daily added, the campaign was organized upon instructions by the Undersecretary for Press, Publishing and Publications Affairs. The ministry said similar campaigns will continue to get rid of piracy and arrest violators of the law.

Drug peddlers nabbed: Acting on a tip-off and armed with a search and arrest warrant issued by the Public Prosecution, personnel from the General Department of Drugs Control raided the home of three men — two Kuwaitis and an Asian — in Mangaf and took them into custody for trafficking in drugs, reports Al-Anba daily. Police have reportedly seized from them 3.5 kilos of hashish, 3 kilos of shabu and 100 grams of opium. Meanwhile, the Farwaniya police have arrested a Kuwaiti and Turk who works as a barber for trafficking in drugs, reports Al-Anba daily.

The daily added, police acting on a tip-off set a trap for the men and caught them in the act. Police have reportedly seized from their homes large quantities of meth and cocaine. Both men have been referred to the General Department for Drugs Control.

Laptops stolen: Police are looking for unidentified burglars who broke into an electronics company in Farwaniya and stole 14 laptop computers, 20 smart phones, 150 prepaid charging cards and KD 4,000, cash, reports Al-Anba daily. Personnel from the Criminal Evidences Department have lifted fingerprints to identify the culprits.

Thieves arrested: The Hawally police have arrested two youths — a Kuwait and an Egyptian — for breaking into cars and stealing the contents, reports Al-Rai daily. The arrest came after patrolmen suspected both youngsters who were moving suspiciously between cars parked in Maidan Hawally. When patrolmen moved in their direction, they took to their heels, but were chased and arrested. During interrogation they admitted to the charges filed against them

By Mishal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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