وقال statment Issued by the Internal Security Forces, the Information Division managed to thwart this operation, through its information procedures and as a result of the follow-up, and was able to identify all members of the smuggling network, including the Lebanese “W.A.” /and/ “M.H” is of Syrian nationality.
She stated that “W.A.” is one of those with a history, as he was arrested for the crime of smuggling Captagon pills to Saudi Arabia, and he was released about a year ago.
The Lebanese security revealed that on 4-5-8 of this month, and after a careful monitoring and control process, a special force affiliated with the Information Division carried out a raid on a warehouse in Bir Hassan locality (west of Beirut), and four million Captagon pills were professionally hidden inside a shipment of bags. The coffee was ready for shipment.
The first suspect was arrested at Rafic Hariri International Airport, while he was trying to leave Lebanese territory for Turkey. One of the division’s patrols also managed to arrest the second in Aramoun (Aley district), according to the statement.
The Lebanese authorities announced, at the beginning of last June, the seizure of a quantity of Captagon pills in Lebanon that were on their way to Saudi Arabia.
The National News Agency stated at the time that the security forces and the General Directorate of Customs seized at Rafic Hariri International Airport, in Beirut, a quantity of Captagon pills in small generators that were destined for the city of Dammam in Saudi Arabia.
In April, Saudi customs thwarted an attempt to smuggle a large quantity of Captagon pills, amounting to more than 5.3 million pills, which were hidden in a shipment of pomegranate. As a result, Saudi Arabia announced a ban on the import of fruits and vegetables from Lebanon.
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