Kuwaiti security authorities have aborted a bid to smuggle 18 kilograms of narcotics via the sea, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement.

Personnel of the Criminal Security Sector, represented by the General Directorate of Drug Control (GDDC), detained a person after attempting to smuggle 15 kilograms of hashish and three kg of the methamphetamine stimulant drug, “Shabu.”

The MoI statement indicated the successful operation to thwart the trafficking bid was coordinated between the GDDC and the Directorate General of the Coast Guard.

The detainee, during interrogations, confessed that he had planned to smuggle the drugs into Kuwait via the sea waters and revealed where the narcotics had been dumped into sea waters.

It indicated that he was a member of a network. According to the botched plan, he was supposed to retrieve the drugs after receiving coordinates from the accomplices.

The personnel seized two unlicensed pistols in possession of the detainee, who was referred, along with the seized materials, to competent legal authorities.

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