| 23 February 2024, Friday |

Lebanese Customs thwarts an attempt to smuggle drug in apple shipment from Beirut to Egypt

Lebanese Customs – Anti-Narcotics and Money Laundering Division seized a quantity of cannabis hidden in apple crates prepared for export from Beirut Port to Egypt.

Investigations are underway under the supervision of the Court of Cassation to arrest those involved in this operation.

This operation comes amid continuous security efforts to control the Lebanese borders and prevent the smuggling of contraband to neighboring Arab countries.

Last month, the Internal Security Forces announced that they had thwarted an attempt to smuggle Captagon pills to one of the Arab countries, and the pills were wrapped in chocolate containers.

As a result of intensive investigations, the location of the parcel was determined by a postal company, where it was seized. When inspecting it, 27 kilograms of the narcotic Captagon were found, equivalent to 150,000 pills that had been crushed and packed into small bags, wrapped in chocolate, and placed in boxes for sweets.

  • Sawt Beirut International