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MENAFN - Arab Times - 25/12/2013

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(MENAFN - Arab Times) The Court of Appeals revoked a death sentence issued against an Indian woman, acquitting her of smuggling drugs into the country. According to the case files, detective officer Abdulaziz Al-Kandari conducted secret investigations after receiving a tipoff about an Indian woman suspected of acquiring and possessing narcotic substances for selling.

After confirming the information and receiving a warrant from the Public Prosecution, the detective searched the suspect's residence and found a black paper bag containing narcotic substances and a weighing machine under her bed.

During interrogations, the suspect confessed that she smuggled the drugs from India through Kuwait International Airport, adding that the drugs found in her room was worth almost KD 1 million. Investigations by the Public Prosecution revealed that the suspect is a widow and has children. She works in a hospital during the day and as a supervisor in a children's nursery in the evening.

The suspect explained that she rented a place to stay for KD 70 but the Bangladeshi caretaker of the building agreed to pay KD 35 of the rent if she took care of some of his items. The defense attorney Mohammad Al-Kandari said the Public Prosecution failed to conduct immediate forensics at the place of incident to identify the real owner of the items that were found inside the suspect's room where it was locked inside a briefcase.

He stressed that it is not logical for his client to have a consignment worth KD 1 million in her possession for five months without attempt to sell it, pointing out that she works two shifts to fend for her family. He insisted that it was impossible for her to smuggle the drugs through Kuwait International Airport due to the presence of sophisticated devices at the airport that are used for catching drug smugglers.

 






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