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‘Interior’ employee arrested for unlicensed weapon trade – Captagon smuggling bid thwarted

crimesKUWAIT: Police arrested an Interior Ministry employee who offered unlicensed weapons for sale on social media, the ministry announced. The Kuwaiti man was ambushed after being lured to sell a shotgun and ammunition to an undercover agent. Police found two rifles after searching his house, the ministry's Relations and Security Media Department said in a statement. The man was taken to the proper authorities for further action.

Captagon busted
Nearly 160,000 captagon pills were busted inside a shipment that arrived from an Arab country through air cargo. The drugs were discovered based on information that the Customs General Department received about the expected arrival of a shipment containing drugs. The narcotics were found hidden inside two electric pizza ovens. Investigations are ongoing to reveal the persons who imported the shipment.

Wife charged
An Egyptian man filed a robbery case against his wife, brother-in-law and sister-in-law at Maidan Hawally police station. The man told police that he returned home to discover that all the furniture was missing, in addition to KD 600 in cash and 350 grams of gold. The man pressed charges against his wife, who he said had earlier left their apartment and went to stay at her father's house. He also pressed charges against her brother and sister, and told police that the building's janitor was willing to testify in the case. Investigations are ongoing.

Theft
An unidentified man broke into a butcher shop in Maidan Hawally recently, stole a safe that contains around KD 4,000 and escaped, the shop's Kuwaiti owner told local police. Criminal investigators were sent to the scene.
By Hanan Al-Saadoun

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This article was published on 10/07/2015