Kasargod, July 22: Rashid (25) a resident of Kanhangad was caught for possessing banned medicines given by his friend. He got released from Kuwait jail in less than a month due to the efforts of several associations which came to his rescue.
A month ago, Rashid’s friend Naseem Musafa, a resident of Kannur Pudiyangady, had given him a parcel to hand over to a person in Kuwait. Unknown to Rashid, the parcel contained drugs that are banned in Kuwait. On June 26, when Rashid landed in Kuwait, the airport authorities, on checking, found the banned substances in Rashid’s luggage and he was arrested.
On learning about Rashid’s trouble, several associations in Kuwait, came to his rescue and put in all efforts to prove his innocence. Finally, on the night of Sunday July 19, Rashid’s family in Kanhangad received the news that he had been released.
Rashid was released on payment of 1,500 dinars.