US citizen held with drugs, chemicals, Gems, various currencies seized

The US citizen and the goods seized
The US citizen and the goods seized

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 13: Interior Ministry’s Financial Crime Department apprehended a US citizen in possession of 1,126 packets of illicit drugs and other chemical substances plus $305,000, Iranian Toman (40 million), (KD 2,165), Chinese Yuan (4,200), Afghani (Afs 3,310) and 112 precious gems. Statement indicated the Assistant Undersecretary for Criminal Security Affairs Major General Abdulhamid Al-Awadhi received a tip-off from secret sources regarding the activities of the suspect who was reported to be trafficking in chemicals and illicit drugs. Acting on information, a team of detectives was formed to collect details of the suspect, and he was placed under surveillance for a period until the information was verified. Officers raided the suspect’s apartment and discovered the contraband. He confessed operating a network that smuggles illicit drugs and engages in money laundering. He explained that the network managed to conceal its resources through the purchase and transfer of gems by post. He was referred with the items to concerned authorities

By Meshal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff

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