The Directorate General of the Internal Security Forces (ISF) announced on Friday that more than five tons of Captagon pills, intended to be smuggled to Africa in boxes of hookahs (Shisha), have been seized on February 12th.
It reportedly amounted to more than 30,000 pills of Captagon.
The ISF added that two Syrian nationals, R.K (1997) and M.S (1993) were arrested and that investigations are currently being carried out.
The series of Captagon smuggling from Lebanon continues, with news of new drug smuggling attempts thwarted almost every week since the country has become a getaway for banned substances in the MENA region.
Back in January, the Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi revealed that a shipment of Captagon pills hidden inside 7 tons of tea bags was seized on its way to Togo, Africa, “before reaching the Arab Gulf.”
And last December, the Lebanese Security Forces and the customs personnel at the Beirut port seized a shipment containing nearly 9 million Captagon pills hidden in a fake oranges cargo.