Duo held with drugs

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Hanan Al-Saadoun

Two ex­pa­tri­ates were ar­rested yes­ter­day with pos­ses­sion of 30,000 Tra­madol tablets, a banned sub­stance in Kuwait, and a small bag of shabu (metham­phetamine). The two were taken to the rel­e­vant author­i­ties to face charges, the In­te­rior Min­istry’s Re­la­tions and Se­cu­rity In­for­ma­tion Depart­ment said in a state­ment.

Eigh­teen ex­pa­tri­ates, in­clud­ing six­teen do­mes­tic helpers were sent to the de­por­ta­tion cen­ter fol­low­ing their ar­rest dur­ing a re­cent po­lice raid on two do­mes­tic help of­fices. Po­lice had raided a fake of­fice that of­fered their ser­vices through Face­book, and har­bored ab­scond­ing maids. The other of­fice was li­censed, but po­lice dis­cov­ered that it em­ployed maids re­ported ab­scond­ing by their orig­i­nal spon­sors. Of­fi­cers at the in­te­rior min­istry’s do­mes­tic help depart­ment no­ticed a per­son of­fer­ing the ser­vices of maids to work by the hour through Face­book, and ac­tion was taken that led to the sus­pects’ ar­rest.

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