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08 December 2023

Man with 'tramadol belt' in Kuwait

Customs officer noticed bulges on passenger. (File)

By Staff

Kuwaiti customs men arrested an Egyptian man who tried to smuggle nearly 30,000 tramadol pills by hiding them in a plastic belt wrapped around his body.

A customs official at Kuwait’s international airport suspected the passenger arriving in the oil-rich emirate when he noticed bulges under his shirt.

“The passenger was taken to a private room and subjected to a search. Customs found a plastic belt wrapped around his body and containing nearly 30,000 tramadol tablets,” ‘Al Anba’ daily said.