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Confiscated arms in Kuwait were found in Al Abdali area near the Iraqi border [Interior Ministry photo]

Kuwait- Kuwait’s Court of Cassation on Sunday postponed the verdict on the case of unauthorized collaboration with Iran and its proxy Hezbollah, known as “Al-Abdali cell,” until June 18.

The case dates back to 2015 when the Kuwaiti Interior Ministry announced arresting members of a terrorist ring and confiscating a massive number of weapons, ammunition, and explosives in farms located in Al-Abdali area.

A total of 19,000 kg of ammunition, 144 kg of explosives, 68 weapons, and 204 grenades were seized from three properties near the Iraqi border, the ministry had reported in 2015.

Suspects, 25 Kuwaitis and an Iranian, face charges of committing acts compromising the unity and territorial integrity of Kuwait. They are also accused of pursuing and establishing communication with Iran and Hezbollah while conspiring to carry out local hostile acts.

In another case, Kuwait’s criminal court yesterday sentenced two Iranians to death for murdering their sponsor, said security sources, noting that the two suspects had worked as cooks for the ruling family member they killed.

The court also fined two citizens for selling the suspects an unlicensed firearm. The crime happened in November 2016 when the suspects shot dead their Kuwaiti sponsor, along with another Kuwaiti man and an Indonesian woman inside an apartment in Salwa.

The suspects had tied their victims before committing the crimes; after which they stole a large amount of cash from inside the apartment and escaped before police arrested them.