‘Large quantity of drugs’ seized

KUWAIT: Coastguard forces foiled an attempt to smuggle a very large quantity of drugs into Kuwait by sea, said security sources. The interior ministry said coastguard forces had spotted a suspected boat sailing into national waters and heading towards a Kuwaiti island.

A coastguard patrol intercepted the boat and found two Kuwaitis onboard, who confessed that there was a large quantity of drugs submerged near Kubbar Island and that they had ‘fished out’ three bags loaded with three types of drugs. Both the suspects and the contraband were referred to relevant authorities pending further investigations.

Human trafficking
The Public Authority for Manpower announced referring around 400 files to the public prosecution on human trafficking suspicions during the COVID-19 period, Assistant Director for Manpower Protection Affairs Dr Mubarak Al-Azmi said.

Vehicle damaged
Two brothers reported that two friends they know assaulted them in Sulaibiya and damaged their vehicle before fleeing, said security sources, noting that the brothers provided detectives with medical reports from Jahra Hospital about their injuries. They also provided detectives with the assailants’ names and information. A case was filed pending summoning the two suspects for further investigations.

KD 400 stolen
A Kuwaiti reported that a unidentified thief broke the window of his vehicle and stole KD 400 he had forgotten in the glove compartment on returning home, said security sources. The citizen said while leaving his house, he noticed that a window was broken and on checking the contents, he discovered the theft. A case was filed pending further investigations.

Ongoing investigations
Well-informed sources predicted that the public prosecution will start summoning suspected social media celebrities next week if ongoing investigations are concluded in order to start interrogating them over suspicions about their bank accounts inflated with funds suspected to be laundered. – Translated by Kuwait Times from Al-Rai

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