KUWAIT CITY, Nov 12: The Ministry of Interior announced on Sunday the interception of a shipment containing 800 kilograms of hashish intended for the State of Kuwait. The drugs were expertly concealed in a shipment, showcasing a high level of sophistication in the smuggling operation. The Ministry’s General Department of Security Relations and Media, in a press statement, highlighted the successful joint security efforts involving the criminal security sector, particularly the General Department of Drug Control in Kuwait, and collaborating with security authorities in the sisterly Lebanese Republic.
The coordinated action resulted in the prevention of the 800-kilogram hashish shipment from reaching its destination. This collaboration reflects the ongoing commitment to cooperation and joint coordination among drug control agencies. It emphasizes the exchange of crucial information regarding the smuggling of narcotics and psychotropic substances at regional, Arab, and international levels.
These efforts aim to curb the proliferation of this dangerous menace and cut off its smuggling sources to safeguard the well-being of all. The statement outlined that upon receiving information from the General Administration of Narcotics in Kuwait, coordinated efforts were initiated with the Customs Administration of the Beirut Sea Port.
The focus was on a shipment of narcotic hashish, meticulously hidden inside wooden artistic models within a bulletproof box to evade detection by inspection devices. Subsequently, the relevant security services in the Republic of Lebanon successfully intercepted the shipment before it could be exported to Kuwait. The Ministry of Interior in Lebanon apprehended one of the suspects involved in the incident. The captured individual, along with the seized items, has been handed over to the competent authorities. Intensive investigative searches are underway to apprehend the remaining individuals involved in the smuggling operation.
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