Lebanon says seized 800 kilos of Kuwait-bound drugs

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Mon, 2023-11-13 00:57

BEIRUT: Lebanon has seized more than half a ton of drugs destined for Kuwait, authorities said Sunday, as Beirut seeks to combat narcotics trafficking, particularly to Gulf countries.
Authorities “seized around 800 kilogrammes (1,760 pounds) of drugs” bound for Kuwait via the Netherlands, the office of Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi said in a statement carried by Lebanon’s official National News Agency (NNA).
The drugs were “professionally” concealed in wooden figures inside a bulletproof box, the statement said, without specifying the type of narcotics seized.

A security officer displays confiscated drugs of Captagon pills which were hidden in 434 exported boxes mixed with seven tons of tea, at the Lebanese police headquarters, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. (AP)
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