Kuwait Authorities Crack Down on Narcotics Trade, Seize Millions in Drugs

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KUWAIT CITY, April 14: In the past three months, operatives from the General Department of Narcotics Control have successfully confiscated 2.5 million narcotic pills of various types, alongside 10 kilograms of hazardous chemicals, 14 kilograms of shabu, 920 kilograms of hashish, and 14,000 bottles of imported wine. The combined value of these seized items amounts to millions of dinars.

A security source informed Al-Seyassah/Arab Times that the concerted efforts of the “anti-narcotics” task force, guided by Major General Hamid Al-Dawas, Assistant Undersecretary for Criminal Security Affairs, and Brigadier General Muhammad Qabazard, Director General of the Department, have yielded significant results in curbing the trafficking and distribution of narcotics. This effort includes confronting these activities through various means, leading to the referral of five Customs employees to the Public Prosecution for their involvement in facilitating the entry of narcotic drugs into the country via the airport and Salmi ports in two separate incidents.

The source highlighted one of the major seizures, involving one million Lyrica pills intercepted at the airport, leading to the arrest of two Kuwaiti defendants. Anti-narcotics detective teams are actively pursuing investigations and gathering intelligence to apprehend smugglers and drug dealers by closely monitoring their activities. These efforts are part of ongoing campaigns to combat this perilous scourge, initiated under the directives of Deputy Prime Minister and Acting Minister of Defense and Interior, Sheikh Fahd Al-Yousef.

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