KUWAIT CITY, Dec 23: A Syrian expatriate was arrested for attempting to smuggle four kilograms of hashish into the country via Abdali border. According to sources, customs officers at Abdali border checkpoint were inspecting the heavy vehicles that had arrived from Iraq when they found four kilograms of hashish inside the heavy vehicle of a Syrian expatriate.
The latter was discovered to hold a residence permit of Kuwait and the heavy vehicle was licensed for transportation of food materials. The suspect was arrested and referred with the confiscated hashish to the Drugs Control General Department for necessary legal action. Meanwhile, customs officers also arrested an Iraqi expatriate in possession of some cryptic documents and five rings. When questioned, he said he treats patients. He was referred with the confiscated items to the General Department of Criminal Evidences.
Police nab Iraqi man: The Hawalli police have arrested an Iraqi who had been sentenced in absentia for an unidentified term in two financial cases, reports Al-Shahed daily. The arrest came on the Al-Aqsa Road at a late hour. The man reportedly tried in vain to escape but police chased and arrested him in Salwa. At the time of arrest he had with him 22 pills of Tramadol and electric shock. The suspect and contraband have been referred to the concerned authorities.
By Meshal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff