. The drugs were hidden in paint buckets that belong to a paint factory in Kesserwan that has nothing to do with the trafficking. All the members of the gang were arrested. They were trying to smuggle the drugs abroad. The investigation is ongoing. Similar materials that are seized by the ISF or the Lebanese Army are burned. This is one of the largest drug busts in Lebanon. Last year, the
, Ali Nasri Shamas. In several raids conducted that day, the Lebanese Army confiscated the following:
An unregistered Honda vehicle
Two RPG launchers
4.5 kilograms of cocaine
14.5 kilograms of hashish
Tools used for manufacturing drugs.
Ali Shamas is wanted on several hundred charges for drug trading, owning unlicensed weapons, among other violations.
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