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Wednesday , March 3 2021

Kuwaiti acquitted of drug consumption, assault

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 10: The Criminal Court has acquitted a Kuwaiti of possessing and consuming drugs and attacking a security officer on the coastal road in Mangaf citing lack of evidence.

The Public Prosecutor had charged the suspect with possessing shabu for consumption and attacking a policeman and resisting arrest. According to case papers, the police officer said during routine patrol of the area in Mangaf along the coastal road he suspected the motorist and ordered him to pull over.

The motorist was driving without a car registration book and while he was about to issue a citation, he saw in the suspect’s hand a strange looking cigarette and a sachet next to him with strange substance. When he ordered the man to step out of the vehicle, the latter pushed him and escaped.

Attorney Nasser Al-Bashir argued there was no evidence to prove his client possessed drugs and as a matter of fact the arrest and search procedures were invalid. He also told the court throughout the interrogations his client had denied consuming or possessing drugs.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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