Major drug bust; suspects arrested

KUWAIT: Handout photos made available by the Interior Ministry shows the illicit drugs confiscated during an operation on Tuesday by the security forces.

KUWAIT: Handout photos made available by the Interior Ministry shows the illicit drugs confiscated during an operation on Tuesday by the security forces.

KUWAIT: Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid Al-Sabah personally supervised the checking of evidence of the latest drugs bust in the presence of Interior Ministry Undersecretary Lt Col Suleiman Al-Fahd and other officials. A statement by the security information department said Sheikh Mohammad said all state authorities must consolidate efforts to eradicate drugs completely, as he thanked the sincere efforts of the Drugs Control General Department to rid the society of this destructive lesion.

He asked the DCGD men to exert more efforts to fight drugs that target the youth, and overcome means and ways smugglers resort to. “This makes us seek continuous training and using the latest technology to fight drug smuggling,” he added. Sheikh Mohammad said that he will call for, in coordination and cooperation with National Assembly members, to increase precautionary detention from two to four days. Fahd said the country’s security requires increased vigilance by everyone, especially the security systems that are entrusted to safeguard the country and its residents.

Meanwhile, Assistant Undersecretary for Criminal Security Affairs Maj Gen Abdelhameed Al-Awadhi said detectives are able to deal with innovative criminal methods used by the suspects and are always at the ready. He said among the most important problems that affect the process of arresting suspects and take them to court is the short time of detention, which is two days, and this affects investigations, besides the inability to arrest the rest of those involved in the case.

Acting Director General of DCGD Col Waleed Al-Durawi gave detailed description of the first case, as tips were received about a Syrian arriving in the country with drugs. The suspect was searched thoroughly and 200,000 Captagon tablets were found with him hidden in biscuit bags. He was arrested and sent to concerned authorities. Duraei said the second case is of an Indian whose house in Um Al-Haiman was raided, where four klos of drugs were found along with 500 gm of heroin. The third case is of an Iraqi who attempted to smuggle shabu through Abdaly border outlet. The fourth is of a bedoon woman who was arrested in Qurain with 500 gm of shabu and 250 gm of heroin.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

This article was published on 29/06/2016