Kuwait ‘transit station’ to smuggle weapons
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