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Two million drug pills, guns, bullets, and liquor found in ‘incoming truck’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 19: Minister of Interior Sheikh Thamer Ali Al-Sabah, accompanied by the Ministry’s Undersecretary Lit.- Gen. Esam Al-Naham, on Thursday oversaw the unsealing of two million pills of the narcotic Captagon, nine weapons and wine bottles, recently seized by the security personnel. The seizures were hidden in an innovative way inside a truck and brought to the country, the ministry’s security media and public relations department said in a press statement.

Minister of Interior Sheikh Thamer Ali Al-Sabah and Ministry’s Undersecretary Lt-Gen Essam Al-Naham and other senior officials during the inspection of the contraband seized. Inset: The guns and bullets found with the smugglers.

The seizure came within the efforts of joint cooperation and coordination between the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior’s General Administration for Drug Control (GADC) and the Saudi Ministry of Interior’s General Directorate for Narcotics Control, it added. In coordination with the two sides, investigations revealed that there was an attempt to smuggle a large quantity of Captagons inside a truck at Wafra area, it noted. After intensifying investigations, collecting information and obtaining a legal permission from the Public Prosecution, the truck was monitored and seized while moving from Al-Wafra to a camp in Sabah Al-Ahmad, it said, noting that some of the accused were arrested.

Two million bills of Captagons, ammunition and weapons, and wine were found in the truck, it stated. The accused confessed that they brought these drugs into the country so as to smuggle them to neighboring states, it said. The seized drugs and weapons, and the accused were referred to authorities to take required legal measures, it made clear. The statement quoted that the minister thanked personnel of GADC for their sincere efforts in combating decisively the attempts of smuggling drugs. Sheikh Thamer also expressed gratitude to the Saudi Interior Ministry, topped with Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef, the statement said. Sheikh Thamer phoned his Saudi counterpart, lauding cooperation and coordination with the security apparatuses in the two countries, it said.

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