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Wednesday , July 28 2021

‘14 cases of drug trading registered, many people nabbed’

KUWAIT CITY, April 29: The Drug Control General Department (DCGD) registered 14 cases of trading in drugs and brain stimulants and arrested several people from April 13-26, 2016. In a press statement, the department disclosed that those arrested included a citizen, seven Egyptians, six Indians, three Bedouns, a Sri Lankan, a Jordanian, a Bangladeshi, two Nepalese and two Filipinos found to be involved in drug-related cases.

The department also confiscated 1.1 kilograms of crystal meth, 1.5 kilograms of marijuana, 750 grams of hashish, 70 grams of heroin and 3,010 Tramadol pills. All those arrested, along with the confiscated drugs, were referred to the concerned security body for the necessary legal measures, whereas 20 expatriates of various nationalities were deported. The department also received 11 drug addiction cases that were referred to the Psychiatric Hospital.

Meanwhile, the Public Relations and Security Media Department urged citizens and expatriates to report drug addiction cases, affirming the public awareness campaigns will continue in various parts of the country.

Two Pakistani expatriates were arrested for committing forgery, says Al-Seyassah. According to security sources, when the Department General for Residency Investigations received information about a Pakistani expatriate, identified as M.S., involved in forging a ‘mandoub’ ID card which was presented to Farwaniya Department for Residency Affairs for extending the validity of the residency of an Indian expatriate, identified as M.A., a team was formed for carrying out investigations.

The team also discovered that the suspect gave his ‘mandoub’ ID card to a compatriot, identified as Sh.T., who replaced the data on the card with his company details as he did not have a ‘mandoub’ ID card. After taking necessary legal measures, all suspects were arrested and referred to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action against him.

Meanwhile, an Egyptian expatriate was arrested in Sabah Al-Ahmad City for forging a residence permit. According to security sources, Ahmadi securitymen were at a security checkpoint for carrying out a campaign based on instructions from Ahmadi Security Director Brigadier Abdullah Al-Safa.

They stopped a vehicle and checked the details of the Egyptian driver to discover he is wanted by law for forging a residence permit. He was arrested and referred to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action against him

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