KUWAIT: Nuwaiseeb customs officers foiled an attempt to smuggle 981 cigarette cartons into Saudi Arabia. A customs department source said tips were received that several vehicles were planning to smuggle cigarettes out of the country, so officers were alerted. A vehicle later arrived and cigarette cartons were found hidden in multiple places including the ceiling, seats, doors, and spare tires.
Beggars arrested: Syrian and Jordanian beggars were sent to the deportation center after being caught begging in various areas of Jahra. They were found to have entered Kuwait on visit visas. Policemen noticed several women sitting in front of banks and mosques, so they were arrested along with three children and sent to concerned authorities. Their sponsors will be summoned and may face legal action.
By Hanan Al-Saadoun and Agencies