Customs confiscate over two million banned cigarettes

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

KUWAIT: Custom inspectors at Shuwaikh Port yesterday foiled an attempt to smuggle in 2.16 million banned cigarettes arriving from an East Asian country. Security sources explained that the cigarettes, already banned by the Ministry of Health (MOH), were hidden inside a 20-feet-long container behind some school bags and clothes. The shipment was confiscated and a case was filed pending further investigations.

Sponsor stabbed
A domestic helper stabbed her sponsor then jumped from the window of their first-floor apartment in Farwaniya yesterday. A dispute had erupted between the female sponsor and her housemaid, during which the latter grabbed a knife and stabbing her sponsor in the abdomen, before jumping from the window in an apparent suicide attempt. The two were rushed to the hospital as a case was filed for investigations.

Carpentry fire
Four people suffered smoke inhalation in a fire that gutted a carpentry in Farwaniya yesterday. Firefighters rushed to an apartments building in the area in response to an emergency call made at 4:04 pm reporting a fire in the basement. The fire was extinguished after the building was evacuated, as the four victims were treated onsite. Further investigations are in progress.

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