KUWAIT: Drugs Control Department officers arrested three persons who smuggled illicit tablets into Kuwait, then sealed them in blister packs for sale, reported Al-Qabas. The three were arrested in a Salwa flat where the packing machine and 50,000 tablets were found. 70 gm of shabu and chemical were also found. Tips were received about the three - a Kuwaiti, a bedoon and a Gulf national - who received the drugs in postal parcels and via land borders. The three will be sent to the public prosecution as soon as investigations are completed.

Meanwhile, Hawally security men busted one of the largest liquor breweries in Hawally governorate and arrested two men and two women, reported Al-Qabas. A large quantity of liquor was confiscated - 170 drums were found during the raid. The suspects claimed they made the best local liquor. Police noted that the villa they raided was sealed very well to prevent fumes from seeping out.

A security source said police acted on tips about the villa in block 12 in Jabriya. The same daily also reported that airport customs officers foiled an attempt to smuggle 550 gm of chemical paste in a parcel that arrived from China. The officers became suspicious about the box, so they opened it and found the paste. The Drugs Control General Department was informed to collect the box as investigations began.

Domestic violence
Separately, a Kuwaiti woman vehemently rejected her husband's attempts to reconcile after he beat her over some domestic disputes, and insisted on proceeding with a case she filed against him, Al-Rai reported. Case papers indicate that the wife procured medical reports from Adan Hospital and filed a complaint at a Mubarak Al-Kabeer police station accusing her husband of insulting and assaulting her. On being summoned to the station, the husband tried his best to reconcile with his wife, who insisted on moving ahead with the case. The husband was referred to relevant authorities pending further investigations.

Al-Rai also reported an investigation being opened in a suspected scam case after a Kuwaiti man reported that he made an agreement with someone via WhatsApp to rent a chalet in Khairan to spend the weekend, only to find out that the chalet was not offered for rent. The citizen explained that he paid the rent value through a link, but when he went to the chalet with his family, he found it was not for rent and no advertisements had been placed in this regard.

The man said that he tried to call the so-called owner several times, but his mobile phone was switched off. A case was filed and further investigations are in progress to identify the suspect and arrest him. The same daily also reported a theft case filed after an Egyptian man told police that an unidentified robber broke the window of his vehicle and stole a briefcase containing money and documents belonging to the company he works for. A case was filed at Farwaniya police station and further investigations are in progress.