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Monday , January 18 2021

Passage of drugs via Abdali border remains murky

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 4: Although the Kuwait General Administration of Customs is investigating the issue of 200 kilos of hashish and 200,000 narcotic pills which were smuggled into the country through the Abdali border continues in top secrecy, it is time to ponder how this contraband was not discovered by customs personnel who are armed with the state-of-theart technology and sophisticated devices could not detect the contraband which arrived aboard a trailer truck, reports Al-Rai daily.

In depth investigation have revealed the contract of the company which is tasked with the inspection process at the Abdali border post expired approximately one year ago but continues its work without any payment by the State or from any source. The task of the company is to inspect the locomotives and trucks which arrive at the border post with goods using sophisticated equipment which has the ability to detect everything under the sky but the passage of drugs unnoticed throws suspicion on the entire process because this case cannot be seen as negligence.

In the meantime, the services of the inspector who allowed the truck to pass through, has allegedly been terminated by the company which has a contract with the General Administration of Customs. Earlier it was reported the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Acting Oil Minister Anas Al-Saleh was personally overseeing the investigation and had given instructions to speed up process to punish those responsible.

Air hostess sued: A case has been filed against an unidentified Moroccan air hostess of the Kuwait Airways Corporation, reports Al- Shahed daily. The daily added, the air hostess was allegedly involved in a verbal spat with a Kuwaiti passenger at the Kuwait International Airport following which both the parties were referred to the Jleeb Al- Shuyoukh Police Station.

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