KUWAIT: Airport customs foiled an attempt by a male flight attendant to smuggle a quantity of marijuana. Airport Customs General Supervisor Suleiman Al-Fahd said officers suspected the attendant, so he was searched and caught. Meanwhile, an Asian expat attempted to smuggle one kilogram of marijuana in a plastic jam container. Both suspects were sent to concerned authorities.

GCC national threatened

A Gulf national told Sulaibiya police that he was threatened by his compatriot with a pistol. He was accompanied by another person unknown to him, and they escaped after the incident.

'Internet mafia'

Unknown numbers that contact people are still a source of nuisance, especially when they get conned by the Internet mafia. An Egyptian expat was called from an unknown number telling him that he had won KD 50,000. The caller asked him for his account number, PIN, civil ID, number and name, then hung up. An hour later, the expat found that KD 546 was withdrawn from his account through a bank in Hawally.

Armed robbery thwarted

Ahmadi police thwarted an armed robbery at a car dealership and arrested a Syrian, while another is being sought after escaping on foot. Police operations received a call about the attempted theft, so a patrol was dispatched and they saw a silver taxi attempting to drive off when the suspects saw the patrol car, but it was chased and the driver caught in Ali Sabah Al-Salem.