Police arrest drug dealer with 30,000 pills

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

KUWAIT: Police recently arrested a drug dealer with 30,000 Captagon pills found in his possession. The suspect admitted to have smuggled the drugs into Kuwait a month ago, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said. Drug enforcement personnel arrested the drug leader, who was previously charged for related crimes, MoI said in a statement.

It said the ministry agreed with a source in a country it did not name to inform them about smuggling of a large quantity of narcotics for a drug dealer inside Kuwait. MoI personnel were also monitoring the drug dealer for two weeks, it said. A secret source managed to meet the dealer to buy Captagon pills for a small amount of money.

The source, it added, asked for a larger quantity and the dealer was busted during the delivery time and the law enforcement officers found 30,000 Captagon pills, thus the dealer confessed of smuggling them for the purpose of sale. He was transferred to the public prosecution for further action.