The Internal Security Forces (ISF) announced that it had arrested 3 people behind the smuggling attempt: A.A. (22, no ID), D.A. (44, Syrian), and M.S. (37, Lebanese).
During interrogation, they confessed to running a drug smuggling network led by the youngest of the three.
He had instructed the other two to go to Tripoli’s Beddawi area and receive a shipment of electric water pumps containing Captagon pills smuggled from Syria.
This bust comes with Lebanon’s heightened measures to thwart all drug smuggling attempts after the incident with Saudi Arabia. In the past year alone, drug traffickers in Lebanon have made upwards of $1.1 billion just by smuggling to Saudi Arabia.