Eleven arrested on drug-related charges

KUWAIT: Drugs Control General Department (DCGD) officers led by Acting Director General Colonel Waleed Al-Duraiee handled six drug import and trafficking cases during the period between the fifth and ninth of March 2016. A total of eleven suspects including five Arabs and six Asians were arrested. A total of 18 kilograms of hashish, 110,000 captagon tablets, 250 grams of marijuana, 140 gram of shabu (methamphetamine) and 170 gram of heroin were confiscated, the Interior Ministry’s Relations and Security Information Department said in a statement. Ten more people were arrested and are being deported after catching them while helping drugs dealers, the department said.

Drug smuggling foiled
Abdaly customs officers foiled a track driver’s attempt to smuggle 13,270 captagon tablets into Kuwait. A source said that suspicions about the driver, who arrived from Iraq, prompted officers to search the truck and find the drugs. The man was taken to the proper authorities for further action.

Driver runs over policeman
Police arrested a female student who ran over a First Lieutenant near the Bidaa roundabout and escaped, damaging a patrol car in the process. The Kuwaiti girl said during investigations that she escaped because she was ‘terrified’ when the accident happened. A case was filed for further investigations.

Thief caught
Police foiled a robbery attempt at a money exchange office in Maidan Hawally, the Interior Ministry’s Relations and Security Information Department announced. An Indian man who used to work for the company broke into the store and attempted the theft, a ministry statement reads.
Workers were able to control the suspect until police arrived and arrested him. He was later sent to public prosecution.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

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