Kuwait airport customs stop four passengers with drugs

KUWAIT: Kuwait International Airport customs officials foiled four separate attempts to smuggle drugs into Kuwait in the past few days. In the first case, a passenger arriving from Europe was noticed to be nervous, so her luggage was searched and 19 pieces of mushrooms mixed with a highly potent drug were found.

Another passenger from Europe had cocaine on him, while an Arab man arriving from his country had several hashish pieces. A European man had a marijuana joint which was found by an officer.

Meanwhile, Nuwaiseeb border outlet supervisor Bilal Al-Khamees said his men foiled yesterday an attempt to smuggle 425 cigarette cartons and 1,127 vaping flavor vials hidden in a Gulf national’s vehicle. The contraband was confiscated and will be sold in an auction.

In other news, three vehicles were engulfed in flames in a Salmiya yard. Salmiya

and Bidaa fire stations responded and fought the blaze to avoid more losses. Investigations are being made to determine the cause of the fire.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

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