Court Acquitted A Citizen Who Was Accused In Drug Peddling
The Court of Cassation revoked the verdict issued by the Court of Appeals which sentenced a Kuwaiti citizen to 15-year imprisonment with hard labor. The court instead acquitted him of the charges of drug possession and peddling. The Public Prosecution had charged the defendant of possessing and peddling drugs such as hashish and opium.
According to the case file, when officers from the Drugs Control General Department received information about a Central Prison inmate who collaborated with the citizen and two other individuals to hide some drugs and intoxicants he owns, they launched investigations and confirmed the information. After obtaining a warrant from the Public Prosecution, they raided his house and the cars of his accomplices. During the court session, Lawyer Ahmed Ja’afar said the decision of the Court of Appeals contradicts the correct enforcement of the law and the trading intention. He stressed that his client’s arrest violated the Public Prosecution’s warrant, highlighting the lack of evidences other than the officer’s testimony.