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‘King of alcohol’ arrested for smuggling liquor containers
September 17, 2015, 8:43 am

Police have arrested a Kuwaiti, identified only as F.A., believed to be in his 40s and known locally among notorious people as the ‘king of alcohol’, reports Al- Rai daily.

According to security sources, the suspect imported a cargo of ceramic tiles and wash basins in a 40-feet container from a GCC state which unfortunately carried large quantities of alcohol and reportedly completed all clearance documents at the Shuwaikh Port with the help of an Iraqi customs officer and paid the man KD 600 for his services. Customs officers at the port discovered the container had disappeared without inspection.

During interrogation the suspect said the container was taken to his Wafra farm by an unidentified driver who then left the country 24 hours after delivering the goods while the truck was dismantled and parts sold at the Amghara scrap yard.

The smuggler also admitted to an earlier crime when a container full of alcohol was smuggled out of the Shuwaikh Port by punching a hole in the fence wall on May 4, 2015, which then was the talk of the town.

Police investigations revealed the ‘smuggler’ owns 20 telephone lines, possesses a farm in Wafra, plots of land in Bosnia and two houses in Kuwait. When the securitymen raided his farm they found a pistol, an AK-47 rifle and two cartons of alcohol. The smuggler and the Iraqi customs officer have been referred to the authorities.

Source: Arab Times

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