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Customs foils attempt to smuggle in drugs

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: Customs officers at Kuwait International Airport foiled an attempt by a Kuwaiti citizen to smuggle heroin and cocaine from an unspecified Asian country. The officers detected illicit drugs while checking the citizen’s baggage upon his arrival at the airport but he claimed the items were merely in capsules of antibiotics.

Later, he admitted smuggling the contraband for trafficking purpose during investigation. He was referred to concerned authorities. Meanwhile, a citizen born in 1991 was arrested in Salwa area by security operatives in possession of hashish stuffed in a piece of cigarette, in addition to shabu and drug tools.

2 Kuwaitis arrested: A Kuwaiti citizen was arrested in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia in Kuwait City, reports Al-Seyassah daily. According to security sources, Private Taskforce officers were patrolling Capital Governorate when they noticed a man driving his 4WD vehicle badly. They stopped him and checked his details to discover he is a Kuwaiti citizen. Based on suspicions, they checked his vehicle and found drugs and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and referred with the confiscated items to Drugs Control General Department for necessary legal action. Meanwhile, an Arab expatriate was arrested in Salmiya area in possession of a narcotic pill and a cigarette stuffed with hashish.

4 Asians held for drugs: Personnel from the Drug Control General Department (DCGD) launched several campaigns in Sulaibiya, Mahboula and Subhan, leading to the arrest of four Asians found to be trafficking in drugs, reports Al-Anba daily. Armed with search and arrest warrants issued by the Public Prosecution, the securitymen raided the room of an Asian in Subhan and they found 50 grams of heroin in his possession. In Sulaibiya, securitymen raided the home of a Sri Lankan who had in his possession 20 grams of meth drugs and a weighing scale, while 20 grams of the same drugs were found in the house of two Filipinos in Mahboula.

Citizen dies of overdose: The remains of an unidentified Kuwaiti who died inside his home in Mubarak Al-Kabir allegedly from an overdose of drugs, have been referred to Forensics, reports Al-Rai daily. The death was reported to the Operations Room of the Interior Ministry by the victim’s family. According to security sources drugs were all over the place inside the man’s bedroom. Police records show the victim was recently released from the Central Prison after serving time for a drugrelated offence.

By Mishal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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