Court Acquits Dual Nationality Holder Who Was Accused In Drug Peddling Case
The Court of Appeals cancelled the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which sentenced a Kuwaiti citizen with dual citizenship to life imprisonment for possessing and trading in drugs. He was instead acquitted. According to the case file, the suspect was arrested in a trap at a dusty yard in Umm Al- Haiman area.
The investigation officer declared that he conducted secret investigations which confirmed that the suspect possesses drugs for trading. After receiving a warrant from the Public Prosecution, a trap was set based on which an undercover agent was sent to the suspect for purchasing drugs in a dusty yard at Umm Al-Haiman area.
The suspect was arrested while receiving KD 26,000 and handing over a bag containing 42 sachets of a dark brown substance. They searched the suspect’s vehicle to find a piece of the brown substance under the driver’s seat. When questioned, the suspect revealed that the drug was for his use.
Securitymen also found a copy of a Saudi identity card in the vehicle. However, during the court session, the defense counsel Lawyer Ina’am Haidar said the warrant issued by the Public Prosecution was based on false and insufficient investigations, adding that all of the subsequent processes are illegal including the search and arrest procedures.