Kuwait: Psychiatrist jailed for 5 years over drugs to inmates
October 20, 2023 16:08
By Ramadan Al Sherbini
Cairo: The appeals court in Kuwait has sentenced a psychiatrist to five years on charges of smuggling drugs to prisoners, a Kuwaiti newspaper has reported.
The man had been earlier caught while illegally taking drugs into Kuwait’s Central Prison for inmates there, Al Qabas added.
The specialist was supposed to treat drug addicts and counsel them about the harm caused by narcotics, according to the report.
Investigations revealed that the defendant used to enter the prison to do his job in treating drug addicts among the inmates.
There was no word when the case surfaced.
But in February, the criminal court in Kuwait handed down a psychiatrist a seven-year jail term after he had been caught taking drugs into the Central Prison.
At the time, the court also ordered the defendant to pay a fine of KD6,000…