(MENAFN - Arab Times) Observers in the world of drug dealers were quoted as saying individuals trading in all types of drugs only need to transfer a sum of money to a specific account in Pakistan to take delivery of the quantity needed, and "each dealer has an agent to carry out his orders-usually the cleaning workers of officials, reports Al-Shahed weekly.
A source said all types of communications devices are available in the prisons-including cell phones, laptop and Internet, and they are able to communicate with any person anywhere in the world.
With the prices of drugs, the sources explained a kilogram of pure heroin is worth KD 70,000, while a kilogram of hashish ranges from KD 1,200 to KD 1,400, based on quality.
Another source confirmed all kinds of drugs are available in the prisons, and trading inside the prison is better than outside because the profit is much more.
Meanwhile, statistics issued by the Department of Statistics and Research in the Ministry of Justice indicate that 57 percent of the drug dealers are Kuwaitis, and most addicts are young Kuwaitis between 19 and 40 years old. Also, the major source of drugs in Kuwait is Mexico, while hashish is from Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon.
Meanwhile, security operatives from Ahmadi Directorate arrested two Asians in Hadiya area with 18 sachets of heroin and 303 narcotic pills in their possession on Sunday, Jan 13.
An Interior Ministry press release said the officers were on a routine patrol when they spotted the suspect's vehicle parked in a remote area and approached it for investigation. At the sight of police, the driver's companion jumped out of the car and tried to escape. The officers managed to seize him and found 18 sachets of heroin on him.
They went ahead and conducted a search on the driver and found 303 pills. The two suspects were referred to Drug Control general department.