Kuwait ‘tran­sit sta­tion’ to smug­gle weapons

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS -

KUWAIT: In­ves­ti­ga­tions in a case in­volv­ing an in­ter­na­tional net­work which used Kuwait as a tran­sit sta­tion to smug­gle weapons and am­mu­ni­tion has re­vealed sev­eral sur­prises, as the sus­pects con­fessed that they suc­ceeded in smug­gling large quan­tity of weapons dur­ing suc­ces­sive op­er­a­tions through the Iraqi bor­der with­out be­ing dis­cov­ered.

In­for­ma­tion and in­ves­ti­ga­tions led to the net­work mem­bers, as two cit­i­zens, a bedoon and an Iraqi na­tional were ar­rested, said Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Weapons De­tec­tives Depart­ment Ma­jor Gen­eral Far­raj Al-Zoubi. The net­work mem­bers used to bring the weapons from Turkey through Iraq into Kuwait. The weapons would then get trans­ported to other neigh­bor­ing coun­tries, Zoubi added.

The leads of this dan­ger­ous case be­gan when bor­der se­cu­rity ar­rested two Iraqi men who in­fil­trated into Kuwait with pos­ses­sion of 60 shot­guns, as well as tools used to cut the bor­der me­tal mesh, Zouni said. Both men con­fessed that they were used to smug­gle weapons and give it to oth­ers in Kuwait. They also gave the names of four Iraqis who help them in the smug­gling op­er­a­tions, and Iraqi author­i­ties were in­formed to ar­rest them. —Al-Qabas

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