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Multiple raids net scores in drug, liquor trafficking
July 20, 2017, 8:45 am

A number of people were arrested for drug-related offenses in a recent operation led by acting Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security Affairs Major General Ibrahim Al-Tarrah.

An Interior Ministry press statement indicated an Arab expatriate was nabbed in Farwaniya governorate in possession of 26 sachets of the illicit substance Shabu, plus 107 Tramadol pills and three sachets of Chemical.

In Hawalli, public securitymen found four pieces of cigarettes stuffed with illicit substance on a deranged citizen reported to have obstructed traffic flow.

Also a gang of three Asians was apprehended for running a liquor factory in Salmiya area. The officers seized 2,300 bottles of ready-made liquor and 50 barrels full of the contraband and referred them to relevant authority.

Another Kuwaiti citizen evading five years jail term was arrested in the Capital with 8 narcotic pills in his keep. He was referred to concerned authorities.

Meanwhile, officers from the Mubarak Al-Kabeer Directorate arrested six individuals and impounded their vehicles for various traffic violations. They also arrested one hawker and responded to 20 emergency calls.

Officers from Public Security Department indicated out of 13 people arrested at a security checkpoint for drug-related offenses were 7 Kuwaitis. All suspects have since been referred to concerned authorities for necessary action.

Liquor seized: Police have arrested an unidentified expatriate for trafficking in locally-made and imported alcohol, reports Al-Shahed daily. The bootlegger was seen standing next to his vehicle in Nugra which was parked on an open ground and he attempted to walk away when he saw a police car.

Police then seized the man and checked his vehicle and found bottles of booze. The contraband and the suspect have been referred to the General Department for Drugs and Alcohol Control.

Meanwhile, police have arrested an ex-policeman who had been dismissed from service for bootlegging, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, the suspect was put under surveillance for some time and finally arrested while he was seated inside a café. At the time of arrest he had bottles of booze with him.

Source: Arab Times

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