Kuwaiti and Omani security operatives joined forces and busted two Asians affiliated to a ring of drug smugglers operating in GCC countries, and recovered 141 kg of hashish plus 15 kg of heroin. The find is considered to be the largest drug quantity ever smuggled to the Sultanate of Oman.
Security sources said a communication officer at the Kuwait General Drug Control Department received information from Criminal Information Center of a GCC country about drug smuggling activities conducted in the Sultanate of Oman. Acting on information, a control team was formed under the guidance of the Kuwaiti communication officer to follow-up the issue.
In the meantime, the Kuwaiti officer guided security sources in Sultanate of Oman to ensure success of the operation in nailing suspects involved in the drug smuggling when negotiation with the gang begun. The Asians were arrested after reaching a deal with detectives to deliver a quantity of drugs.
The suspects are said to have entered the Sultanate of Oman illegally and hid 141 kg of hashish plus 15 kg of heroin on the beach. During interrogation, the two Asians admitted their affiliation to a ring of drug smugglers from one Asian country directing them to hide the contraband for distribution to other drug dealers trafficking in drugs across the GCC States.
Owners of unlicensed shops deported
The Jahra Municipality during a surprise campaign against shops, food stores and restaurants has seized and destroyed 80 kilos of spoiled foodstuffs, reports Al-Shahed daily. The Municipality inspectors have also issued citations to several outlets for violating laws.
Meanwhile, twelve Asians who were arrested during a crackdown on unlicensed shops in Sabah Al-Nasser and Firdous, have been deported, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.
However, many families in these two areas have equally blamed the Kuwaitis for allowing Asians to operate small shops (groceries and laundry) from inside their homes. The families say this is one of the reasons for the influx of Asian bachelors living among the families.