KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2: Criminal court presided over by Judge Mohammad Al-Duaij sentenced two Bangladeshi expatriates to death for smuggling and peddling drugs. According to the case file, one of the convicts was seized by customs officers at Kuwait International Airport for attempting to leave the customs area without handing over his baggage for security screening.
The convict, who was entering the country under Article 20 visa (domestic visa), was found in possession of one kilogram of marijuana, which he confessed he was smuggling for one of his compatriots who was eventually arrested by securitymen.
Abandoned cars removed, tents demolished
Kuwait Municipality demolished three tents that were wrongly erected on state property which were attached to café joints without obtaining necessary permission from the authority at Sulaibiya Industrial Area. The officials also removed three abandoned vehicles, three cranes and violating tyres. The campaign was carried out by the Emergency Team from Jahra Municipality in collaboration with the General Services Department affiliated to Kuwait Municipality. The tents obstructed the emergency services offered to the public and impeded traffic flow, pedestrian movement and blocked view in certain cases. Meanwhile, an inspection campaign was carried out by officers from Ahmadi Security Directorate on Jan 27 and 28 during which 26 violators of law were arrested, 13 traffic citations were issued and a number of individuals were arrested as well as a vehicle wanted by law for a murder case was seized and its owner arrested.