Israeli police announced they had thwarted an attempt to smuggle around $92,000 worth of drugs along the border with Lebanon on Wednesday.
Israeli security forces had seen a resident of the southern village of Ghajar attempting to smuggle 11 kilograms of cannabis from Lebanon, according to Israeli media.
Announcing the incident, the police said that its activity along the border with Lebanon prevents “large quantities of dangerous weapons and drugs” from crossing the border..
Southward smuggling attempts of weapons and drugs from Lebanon appear to have risen lately. In June, the Israeli military announced that it had thwarted an attempt to smuggle 12 pistols from southern Lebanon.
This was less than a month after another failed attempt to smuggle 15 pistols and 36 kilograms of drugs from Lebanon.
As Lebanon continues to slide toward total economic, political, and social chaos, it is registering a significant decline in overall security across governorates.
On Wednesday, bank employees were robbed at gunpoint while transporting 200 million Lebanese pounds in Beirut. A day earlier, on Tuesday, the Lebanese Army thwarted an attempt to smuggle gasoline in a garbage truck from Lebanon to Syria.