Egyptian Expat Accused Of Attempting To Smuggle Illicit Drugs
The Misdemeanor Court refrained from pronouncing penalty against an Egyptian expatriate who was accused of attempting to smuggle illicit drugs into the country through Kuwait International Airport when he returned from his annual vacation in Egypt. According to the statement of a customs inspector in the case file, the suspect arrived at Kuwait International Airport carrying 150 narcotic pills which he had concealed well inside a bag to escape customs officers. The officer said he suspected the luggage containing the drugs when it was placed on the scanning machine, and decided to carry out a thorough check. He found a white plastic container with 150 pills of Tremadol well tucked inside some clothes. When questioned, the passenger confessed to the crime and claimed ownership of the drugs with the intention of consumption. Laboratory analysis of the suspect’s urine indicated traces of hashish. However, the defense counsel Lawyer Jawad Hussein stressed the lack of sufficient evidences to convict his client. He said the man was ignorant of the content of the drugs and countered the claim that his client accepted he was consuming the drugs.