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Kuwait seizes 500+ psychotropic pills and 6 kg drugs from 16 suspects

In Kuwait, authorities apprehended 16 individuals of various nationalities, confiscating 6.2kg of assorted narcotics, 550 psychotropic pills, two firearms, ammunition, and cash in 13 separate cases.

The suspects, detained by Kuwait’s General Administration for Narcotics Control, confessed to possession for the purpose of trafficking.

The General Directorate of Security Relations and Media has urged public cooperation in reporting drug-related activities through the emergency number 112 and the General Administration for Drug Control hotline at 1884141.

Kuwaiti authorities have arrested two people with a huge quantity of narcotic drugs which they were trying to smuggle into the country through sea.

According to a statement shared on social media, the Ministry of Interior said the authorities seized 400kg of hashish, one million captagon pills and 500gm of methamphetamine from a boat. They have also seized a firearm and ammunition from the boat.

“As part of the efforts of the Ministry of Interior to arrest drug dealers and smugglers, the Criminal Security Sector, represented by the General Administration for Narcotics Control, in cooperation with the General Administration of the Coast Guard, was able to thwart an attempt by two people to bring in about 400 kilograms of hashish, one million Captagon pills, and half a kilogram of Shabu (methamphetamine) by sea,” the statement said.

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