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Two Kuwaitis acquitted of trafficking in hashish

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 20: The Court of Appeal upheld the verdict of First Instance Court that acquitted two Kuwaitis of trading in hashish and other illicit substances and the possession of unlicensed weapon.

According to the case file, detectives received a tip-off that the first suspect had illicit drugs and other intoxicants for consumption and sale purposes, so they obtained the necessary warrant from the Public Prosecution and went ahead to search his residence and found inside his wardrobe six nylon bags containing suspicious items, in addition to a scale and an unspecified sum suspected to be proceeds from drug sale. He confessed that items found were meant for consumption and sale, adding he got them from another person (supplier).

The officers pursued the second suspect in whose house they discovered four pieces of a suspicious dark substance, five sachets of illicit drugs with ice and scale. They also found four pistols and hunting guns alongside rounds of ammunition. Lawyer En’am Haider in defense of the suspects faulted the process of searching and arresting his clients. In the absence of concrete proofs to bring the defendants to book, the lawyer argued that investigation conducted over the case was not detailed enough.

Cars leave country: A total of 27,981 private vehicles left the country from Thursday until yesterday through Nuwaiseeb border, while 24,130 vehicles entered the country, reports Al-Anba daily quoting customs sources. Sources confirmed that the movement of passengers is normal and smooth despite the large number of passengers over the past days. Sources said all employees are present to facilitate the exit and entry procedures for travelers.

Store fire tackled: Firefighters extinguished the fire that broke out in an aluminum store in Shuwaikh Industrial Area, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Firefighters rushed to the scene after receiving information on the incident. They controlled the fire which engulfed the store located in an area measuring 300 square meters. No casualties or injuries were reported, only material losses. A case was registered and investigations are underway to determine the cause of fire.

Jaber Al-Humoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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