Syrian expat held with 22kg drugs

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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 17: The Kuwaiti Interior Ministry announced on Monday that the Criminal Security Sector, represented by the General Administration for Drug Control, arrested an Syrian expat in possession of 22 kilograms of narcotics, valued at more than 250,000 Kuwaiti dinars (USD 825,000).

The Arab resident arrested for drug trafficking and narcotics seized,

The General Department of Security Relations and Media at the ministry said in a press statement that a legal permission to search his house was issued. Inspectors found there a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine and a sensitive electronic scale. It indicated that the accused admitted that he worked for a drug dealer of his nationality, who had been expelled from the country. He also revealed a large amount of narcotics, about 21 kg hidden inside three fire extinguishers. The Interior Ministry has taken legal measures against the accused and referred him and the seized items to the relevant authorities. (KUNA)

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