Drone used to smuggle drugs into Kuwait

December 20, 2018

Kuwaiti authorities have arrested a man who used a drone to smuggle in drugs from a neighbouring country, the anti-narcotics department said Thursday.

It said the department had seized four kilogrammes (nine pounds) of amphetamine and one kilogramme of hashish.

Kuwait's interior ministry posted a picture of the drone and the drugs on its Twitter handle.

The authorities have regularly reported seizures at the airport and , but this was the first time they say a drone was used.

Drones are sold in Kuwait but authorisation is required from the interior ministry for their use.

Under Kuwaiti law, operating a drone without permission can result in a three-year jail sentence or a 3,000-dinar ($10,000) fine.

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