Police bust drugs truck
KUWAIT: The interior ministry’s assistant undersecretary for criminal security affairs Maj Gen Abdul Hameed Al-Awadhi said narcotics detectives arrested an Egyptian truck driver arriving from Iraq with around 200 kg of hashish and 200,000 narcotic pills. Initial investigations showed that narcotics detectives had been tipped off over a man with a drug-related record planning to smuggle the drugs into Kuwait.
The suspect’s plan involved having the driver drive the truck loaded with drugs to the Kuwaiti border from Iraq, then drive an empty one into Kuwait several times to gain custom inspectors’ trust. The driver was to then drive the drug-laden truck into Kuwait and park it in a certain spot to be collected by others. The driver confessed and gave detectives the names of his accomplices, who are being sought for further investigations.
KUWAIT: Narcotics officials examine packets of hashish and pills retrieved from the bed of a truck yesterday. — KUNA