April 25, 2024
Urgent Action Needed: Kuwait's War on Drugs

Urgent Action Needed: Kuwait's War on Drugs

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Urgent Action Needed: Kuwait’s War on Drugs

Kuwati City – Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister, Defense Minister, and Acting Interior Minister Sheikh Fahad Yousef Al-Sabah emphasized the crucial need to persistently combat illicit drugs. During his visit to the General Department of Anti-Drug Trafficking on Tuesday, Sheikh Fahad urged security personnel to maintain heightened vigilance and intensify efforts to uncover and dismantle drug smuggling operations.

He commended the unwavering dedication of security personnel in serving national interests and protecting homeland security, according to a statement from the General Directorate of Security Relations and Media. Sheikh Fahad urged security services to uphold a policy of zero tolerance towards all forms of crime, especially the trafficking of narcotics. Throughout the visit, he received updates on the statistics of seizures and arrests carried out by the General Department of Anti-Drug Trafficking. Accompanying Sheikh Fahad were Director General of the Department, Brigadier Mohammad Qabazard, and several senior officials from the Interior Ministry.

Urgent Action Needed: Kuwait's War on Drugs
Kuwait’s War on Drugs

Illegal Drugs in Kuwait:

The use of illegal drugs in Kuwait is considered a crime under various articles, including possession, sale, and trafficking of drugs. These crimes fall under Kuwait’s Penal Code, such as Article 31, 43, and 44.

Countries where Drinking Alcohol is a Crime:

  • Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia is a country where the consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited. Drinking, selling, or possessing alcohol is entirely illegal, and strict penalties apply.
  • Kuwait: Kuwait is also a Muslim-majority country where the consumption of alcohol is illegal. Drinking, selling, or possessing alcohol is prohibited, and strict penalties apply.
  • Iran: In Iran, the consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited and considered an illegal activity. Those found drinking alcohol face severe penalties.
  • Pakistan: Pakistan is also a Muslim-majority country where the consumption, sale, or possession of alcohol is strictly prohibited under the law.
  • Afghanistan: In Afghanistan, the consumption of alcohol is entirely illegal, and stringent Shariah laws impose severe penalties for violations.

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