Kuwait seizes Iranian ship smuggling shotguns, reports say

May 26, 2011

Kuwait has seized an Iranian ship smuggling guns into the country and has arrested two Iranians, Kuwaiti media reported on Thursday.

The reports said five shotguns and more than 14,000 bullets were found aboard the ship as it docked at a port in Kuwait.

The rifles and ammunitions were hidden inside the furniture and foodstuff carried by the ship, the reports said.

The two-man crew is being questioned by the state security agency.

Relations between Kuwait City and Tehran have suffered a heavy blow after a Kuwaiti court sentenced two Iranians to death for their alleged role in an espionage network working for Iran.

Tehran has denied the spy ring charge.




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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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