KUWAIT: Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior Lt Gen Anwar Al-Barjas on Saturday led a crackdown on drug traffickers, as three containers were seized with nearly five million Captagon pills inside. The illicit drugs were smuggled from an Asian country into Shuwaikh Port in Kuwait, according to a statement from the ministry’s General Directorate of Security Relations and Media. The street value of the seizure is estimated at KD 8 million ($26.4 million), the statement said, noting the crackdown was carried out in collaboration with the General Administration of Customs.
Acting on tips and under authorization from the public prosecution, the General Administration for Drug Control decided to intercept and search the three containers camouflaged as foodstuff containers. Barjas thanked the staff of the General Administration for Drug Control and General Administration of Customs for their dedicated effort to combat drug traffickers. He conveyed to them the greetings and appreciation of First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Gen (rtd) Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. – KUNA