KUWAIT: Weapons detectives busted a soldier and a policeman, who separately sold unlicensed weapons and ammunition, and both were sent to the prosecution that ordered them jailed. In the first case, a security source said Director of Detectives Lieutenant Colonel Hamad Al-Ajmi learned that a person was trading in weapons, and investigations led to discovering that he is a soldier living in Ardiya. The source said that a warrant was obtained and an undercover agent agreed with the solider to buy a shotgun. He was arrested red-handed. In the second case, a policeman living in Jahra was discovered selling unlicensed weapons, and police found a machinegun and two pistols in his house. He was arrested and sent to the public prosecution.
Customs officers foiled an attempt to smuggle a large quantity of illicit tablets by two Syrians who placed them inside a container loaded with steel and windows. Director of northern ports Waleed Al-Nasser and Customs Detectives Director Rashid Al-Baraka learned about a container coming from Syria with a large quantity of drugs in them. Baraka coordinated with the Drugs Control General Department to prepare a plan for their arrest. Officers waited for the container’s arrival at Shuwaikh port on Friday, and the container was allowed to go through and was under surveillance until it reached Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh. The source said two Syrians were waiting for the container, and as soon as they received it, detectives arrested them and sent them to concerned authorities.