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Kuwait criminalizes the drug Spice
September 3, 2016, 8:25 am

Trading or dealing in chemical substance, the drug known as "Spice," have been classified as criminal offense in the State of Kuwait.

Assistant Undersecretary for legal affairs at the Ministry of Health Dr. Mahmoud Al-Abdulhadi told KUNA Friday that the ministry's senior officials along with their counterparts at the Ministry of Interior have held several intensive meetings which ended by criminalizing the substance.

Dr. Al-Abdulhadi said that Minister of Health Dr. Ali Saad Al-Obaidi signed and issued the order before two days, and that it will be published in the official newspaper next week.

He added "the substances that are used by some of our youth have been categorized into six chemical groups, where the derivatives have reached 1,500 substances extracted from the drug."

Dr. Abdulhadi noted that substances were legal in the past. However, "now their usage has been crimilized like other drugs such as cocaine, heroin, captagon and pethidine."

Source: KUNA

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