Prison ‘drug den’ busted

KUWAIT: An informed security source said the criminal security sector succeeded in controlling ‘one of the most important drug dens’ inside the Central Prison. The source said detectives succeeded in preventing the management and smuggling of drugs and illicit material from inside the prison. The source said the number of prisoners on drugs charges total 1,586 prisoners, including 116 Kuwaitis jailed for using drugs and130 Kuwaitis for trading in drugs. The number of expats sentenced for using drugs is 142, while the number of expat drug pushers is 1,198 – 90 percent of the total. About the percentage of recovery from drug addiction inside the prison, the source said that it reached 95 percent, which is unprecedented. He said the most important items found in the Central Prison are mobile phones, and their prices have reached astronomical levels of KD 4,000 per phone. – Al-Qabas

Murder threat
Jahra police detained a Kuwaiti youth who threatened to kill his father with a firearm. The youth – who works for the education ministry – was in an abnormal condition. He is charged with attempted murder and possession of an unlicensed weapon. The father said the incident took place after a verbal exchange, as the suspect wanted money. – Al-Anbaa

Stamp machines theft
Criminal detectives are working on identifying a thief who broke into two stamp machines at the physiotherapy hospital, stealing money and stamps before escaping. The administrative supervisor of the hospital called police and told them about the incident, adding that KD 607 and a large number of stamps were missing. – Al-Rai

Smuggling foiled
Nuwaiseeb customs prevented a Kuwaiti from leaving the country with hashish. The suspect seemed nervous and worried, so he and his car were searched and hashish was found in the car. The suspect himself was under the influence of drugs. He was sent to concerned authorities. Separately. a customs inspector was admitted in Jahra Hospital when his vehicle flipped over on Abdaly Road. The inspector – who works at Abdaly border outlet – was returning home when the accident took place. – Al-Rai