Three African expatriates were arrested in possession of 7 kgs of ‘Qat’, a large quantity of gold and KD 9,000 collectively.
According to a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, officers of Directorate General for Drug Control (DGDC) have been coordinating with the Airport Customs Department to curb smuggling of drugs, based on instructions from Deputy Premier, Minister of Interior and Acting Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Al- Khalid Al-Sabah.
When Airport Customs Department received information that an African woman is intending to smuggle ‘Qat’ into her country, customs officers were instructed to intensify their search. Eventually, the woman was arrested and she revealed during interrogations that she brought the drug for an African man.
Officers of DGDC rushed to the second suspect’s apartment where they found him with another man of same nationality. They arrested them and checked the apartment to find ‘Qat’ drug, KD 9,140 and a large quantity of gold. The three suspects were referred with the confiscated items to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action against them. Sources from DGDC affirmed that efforts will be continued to eliminate all negative phenomena for the protection of the society.