SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 2 August 2021, Monday |

Shipment of Captagon pills intended for KSA seized at Beirut port

The Lebanese customs’ anti-drugs division has seized at the Port of Beirut a large quantity of Captagon pills that was packed in two containers loaded with stones and intended for smuggling into Saudi Arabia. Some people involved in the operation were arrested.

Caretaker Lebanese Minister of Interior Mohammed Fehmy arrived in the Beirut port to follow up on the investigations into this operation whereby millions of Captagon pills intended for export to the Kingdom were seized.

“The shipment’s destination was the city of Jeddah,” Fehmy said, calling on all countries to have trust in Lebanon and urging citizens to cooperate with the security forces in order to restore this trust.

The minister congratulated the customs for having seized the drugs, saying “it is the security apparatus that is responsible for stopping all networks that export this ‘scourge’ to all countries around the world.”