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Three Lankans, Indian, five others running liquor factory

Barrels of liquor ready for sale found in Keifan house.
Barrels of liquor ready for sale found in Keifan house.

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 7: Three Sri Lankans and an Indian were arrested for manufacturing liquor inside a house in Keifan area. According to security sources, Private Task force officers had received information that a group of expatriates were running a liquor factory inside a house in Keifan area. After carrying out investigations and confirming the information, they obtained a warrant from the Public Prosecution and raided the house.

They arrested four Asian expatriates and confiscated 152 barrels of liquor and equipment used for manufacturing liquor. When the officers checked the details of the expatriates, they discovered that the suspects were in violation of the residency law and one of them is wanted by the Immigration Department. They confessed that they took the house on rent in order to manufacture liquor in that house.

The suspects were referred with the confiscated items to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action. In another development, five Vietnamese expatriates were arrested for running a liquor factory inside a flat in Mahboula area. According to security sources, when Ahmadi Security Director Brigadier Abdullah Safa received information about a group of Vietnamese people manufacturing liquor inside their flat, a team was formed for investigations.

After confirming the information and taking necessary legal measures, securitymen raided the apartment and arrested the suspects. They confiscated seven barrels and 63 bottles of liquor as well as equipment used for manufacturing liquor. The suspects were referred with the confiscated items to the concerned authorities for further investigations. The sources affirmed that securitymen will continue to pursue sellers of liquor based on instructions from Undersecretary of Ministry of Interior Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahad.

Two held with pot: Two Sri Lankan expatriates were arrested in Sabahiya area in possession of 1.5 kgs of marijuana. According to security sources, when the Drugs Control General Department received information about two Sri Lankan expatriates involved in drug peddling, they formed a team to observe the suspects. An undercover agent was sent to purchase drugs from the suspect. During the transaction of receiving money and giving the drug, the suspects were arrested in possession of 1.5 kilograms of marijuana. When questioned, they admitted that they smuggle and sell drugs. Necessary action was taken.

Drug peddler nabbed: Officers from the General Department of Criminal Investigation nabbed a citizen for peddling in narcotics. A statement issued by the General Department of Public Relations and Media Security indicated the officers, acting on a tip off, took necessary legal steps after placing the suspect on surveillance and confirming he was actually pushing hashish. He was caught red-handed selling a finger of hashish to a secret agent for KD 100. He admitted obtaining narcotics from a friend who used to buy from him. Statement explained that detectives set another trap, which resulted in the arrest of the supplier. He was in possession of a kilo of hashish at the time of arrest. The two suspects, together with the confiscated narcotics, were referred to concerned authorities for necessary legal action.

Local liquor with Asian: An Indian expatriate was arrested in Abu Halifa area in possession of 192 packs of locally manufactured liquor. According to security sources, Ahmadi securitymen were patrolling Abu Halifa area when they suspected a vehicle and ordered the driver to pull over. They checked his details to discover he is an Indian expatriate. When they asked him to open the trunk of his vehicle, he claimed that the lock was not working but securitymen managed to open it and found 192 packs of liquor.

By Meshal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff

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