Customs Directorate: Two million Captagon tablets seized in trucks coming from Syria to be exported via Beirut port
The Anti-Drug and Anti-Money Laundering Division of the Lebanese Customs Directorate has managed to seize a large quantity of Captagon tablets, close to two million pills, hidden inside fruit boxes (peaches, pears, cherries, apples…) in an almost undiscoverable manner, transported aboard trucks coming from Syria through transit routes, with the aim of export through the port of Beirut to several Arab countries.
The Division is conducting investigations with the detainees under the supervision of the competent court, and the goods will be handed over to the Anti-Narcotics Office of the Internal Security Forces for legal action.
The customs division in Beirut also seized over 500 Kg of poultry meat smuggled in an ill-equipped van, with no cooling system, and intended for distribution and consumption in a number of Lebanese areas.
The smuggler was arrested and the van seized, upon the signal of the competent judiciary, and investigations are underway to identify the persons involved in this process and in previous similar operations.
Source: National News Agencyhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/customs-directorate-two-million-captagon-tablets-seized-in-trucks-coming-from-syria-to-be-exported-via-beirut-port/National news