‘Man not guilty’:

Arab Times - - LO­CAL -

The Crim­i­nal Court ac­quit­ted a Kuwaiti ci­ti­zen who was ac­cused of smug­gling drugs from Tur­key via a ship­ment of of­fice fur­ni­ture.

Pre­vi­ously, the Pub­lic Prose­cu­tion had charged the ci­ti­zen of smug­gling 9,000 sa­chets of drugs from Tur­key by hid­ing them in­side a ship­ment of of­fice fur­ni­ture that ar­rived in Kuwait via air cargo.

Re­port­edly, the ship­ment was seized by the Cus­toms of­fi­cers, and the ci­ti­zen was ar­rested when he ar­rived at the cen­ter to re­ceive the ship­ment.

Lawyer Jar­rah Al-Shu­raikah, who rep­re­sented the ci­ti­zen, stressed that his client has noth­ing to do with the drugs and was not aware the ship­ment had drugs as he works in the ship­ping busi­ness.

He re­vealed that his client was ar­rested five days af­ter the ship­ment was seized, adding that the penalty of smug­gling drugs range from life­time im­pris­on­ment to death sen­tence, pro­vided the crime is proven by phys­i­cal ev­i­dences and the rel­e­vant le­gal pro­ce­dures are car­ried out prop­erly.

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