Kuwaiti coastguard arrests Iranian ‘drug smugglers’

Kuwaiti coastguard arrested six Iranians suspected to be drug smugglers in the Gulf state’s territorial water. (File photo: Reuters)

The Kuwaiti coastguard have arrested six suspected Iranian drug smugglers and seized their boat when it entered the Gulf state’s territorial waters, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.

The suspects were detained pending an investigation, the ministry said.

A group of 12 Iranians and two Afghan nationals were also detained last week and their boat seized by the authorities after it entered Kuwaiti waters.

Kuwait regularly intercepts boats from Iraq and Iran that stray into its waters with suspected smugglers or fishermen on board.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:41 - GMT 06:41