Published On: Sat, Oct 8th, 2016

Three Lankans, Indian arrested for manufacturing illicit liquor

2021762210liqThree Sri Lankans and an Indian were arrested for manufacturing liquor inside a house in Keifan area in Kuwait. According to security sources, Private Task force officers had received information that a group of expatriates were running a liquor factory inside a house in Keifan area.

After carrying out investigations and confirming the information, they obtained a warrant from the Public Prosecution and raided the house.

They arrested four Asian expatriates and confiscated 152 barrels of liquor and equipment used for manufacturing liquor. When the officers checked the details of the expatriates, they discovered that the suspects were in violation of the residency law and one of them is wanted by the Immigration Department. They confessed that they took the house on rent in order to manufacture liquor in that house.

The suspects were referred with the confiscated items to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action.

In another development, two Sri Lankan expatriates were arrested in Sabahiya area in possession of 1.5 kgs of marijuana. According to security sources, when the Drugs Control General Department received information about two Sri Lankan expatriates involved in drug peddling, they formed a team to observe the suspects.

An undercover agent was sent to purchase drugs from the suspect. During the transaction of receiving money and giving the drug, the suspects were arrested in possession of 1.5 kilograms of marijuana. When questioned, they admitted that they smuggle and sell drugs. Necessary action was taken.

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