‘Man not guilty’:
The Criminal Court acquitted a Kuwaiti citizen who was accused of smuggling drugs from Turkey via a shipment of office furniture.
Previously, the Public Prosecution had charged the citizen of smuggling 9,000 sachets of drugs from Turkey by hiding them inside a shipment of office furniture that arrived in Kuwait via air cargo.
Reportedly, the shipment was seized by the Customs officers, and the citizen was arrested when he arrived at the center to receive the shipment.
Lawyer Jarrah Al-Shuraikah, who represented the citizen, stressed that his client has nothing to do with the drugs and was not aware the shipment had drugs as he works in the shipping business.
He revealed that his client was arrested five days after the shipment was seized, adding that the penalty of smuggling drugs range from lifetime imprisonment to death sentence, provided the crime is proven by physical evidences and the relevant legal procedures are carried out properly.