Court Acquitted 2 Kuwaitis For Possessing Brain Stimulants
The Court of Appeals has nullified verdict of the First Instance Court that refrained from pronouncing penalty in absentia against two Kuwaitis charged for possessing brain stimulants meant for consumption at the scene of a fire incident in the Vocational Market of Jahra Industrial Area. The appellant court thereby acquitted the suspects. The prosecution officer said he was on duty when fire erupted at the Vocational Market, and he saw the first suspect moving towards the market. Out of suspicion, he challenged the first suspect on his mission there and the latter responded he only wanted to go into the market. Consequently, the officer denied him entry when he noticed the suspect was disoriented. He then asked for his identification and later decided to take him to the area police station for questioning. The officer claimed the suspect willingly dropped a sachet on the back seat of the police car and affirmed it was pills of Captagon when asked about the content. The officer said the second suspect showed the desire to accompany the first suspect, so he joined them to the police station. In their defense, Lawyer En’am Haider countered the allegations and faulted the procedures leading to search and arrest of his client, and subsequent procedures such as testing of blood and urine samples of the two suspects.