Bahrain: Expat Caught In Airport For Smuggling Drugs

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An expat was arrested while attempting to smuggle 960 narcotic pills into the Kingdom by the Customs Officials at the Bahrain International Airport.

The accused told officials that the medicines were meant for the medical purpose, hence he had hidden the pills among his clothes in the luggage, however, an X-ray inspection confirmed smuggling of drugs.

The prosecution revealed the suspicious nature of the defendant as per the customs official. Further details lead to the finding of a suspicious plastic bag in his luggage filled with carbon papers with another plastic bag containing pills in it.

The officials confirmed the smuggling attempt when the defendant informed them that the pills were prescribed by his doctor from his country.

However, the man was sentenced to five years in prison as the pills were intended to be sold in the kingdom.