KUWAIT: The Drugs Control General Department learned about an attempt to smuggle a large quantity of drugs via sea into the country and coordinated with the coastguard. While monitoring the area, a call came about a boat malfunctioning in the sea.

A patrol was dispatched for rescue, but once there, officers found it was the target boat. Three Asians were found onboard, and when questioned, they confessed to burying the drugs near Kubbar Island. Officers found 75 kg of drugs – 55 kg of hashish, 15 kg of shabu and 5 kg of heroin.