Criminal Court Released An Individual Who Was Accused In Importing Hashish
The Criminal Court presided over by Judge Hamad Al-Mulla adjourned to March 11 the case filed against an individual who is accused of imported one and a half kilograms of hashish from Britain, and ordered the release of the defendant.
According to the case file, the customs investigator testified that the accused had arrived to receive his consignment from Britain, and upon inspecting it, he found a substance resembling dried grass, which the accused claimed was Chinese grass.
However, lab tests revealed that the substance was hashish, which the accused attempted to smuggle into the country illegally. Upon hearing these allegations, he fled from the location through the window of the toilet.
Representing the defendant was Lawyer Bashar Al-Nasser who insisted that the allegations are fabricated and malicious. He explained that his client had visited customs department twice before that day to clear his cargo of furniture from Britain.
When he realized he had the wrong shipment, he reported it to the customs and recorded a statement. His client had previously cleared such cargo more than once. The last time his client left Kuwait was in July, which was about two months before the incident, making it unreasonable to assume that he managed to send the cargo from Britain with names which are almost identical.