Customs officials at Shuwaikh Port in Kuwait have seized nearly 6 kg of shabu (methamphetamine) which was hidden inside sacks of rice, inside a food container coming from Iran.
The Director-General of Customs, Counselor Jamal Al-Jalawi, said Iran’s shipping line is considered one of the most dangerous lines because of the many smuggling attempts, saying that there have been recent event of smuggling drugs among foodstuffs.
He added, cooperation between the GCC countries and the exchange of information have contributed to seizing drugs on several occasions, especially drugs inside foodstuffs such as potatoes, pomegranates, chocolate, bread and others.
The street value of the seized 6 kilos of shabu is believed to have a market value of half a million dinars.
The inspection was attended by Deputy Director General for Customs Ports Affairs Suleiman Al-Fahd and Director of Public Relations Abdullah Al-Mutairi.