Po­lice bust drugs truck

Kuwait Times - - FRONT PAGE - By Hanan Al-Saadoun

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

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