Lebanese Army Raids Drug Factory, Seizes Weapons & Smuggled Items

Lebanese Army Raids Drug Factory, Seizes Weapons & Smuggled Items

The Lebanese Army announced several raids on Saturday that ended in several arrests and confiscated items.

In a tweet on Saturday morning, the Army said that it had raided and closed down a drug factory in Al-Jamalieh in the Baalbek District.

The tweet was accompanied by several photos showing soldiers inside the factory following the raid.

The photos show a large number of containers and bags containing powders.

In another tweet posted shortly afterward, the Army announced several raids in the Central Beqaa town of Kfarzabad.

The statement said that the raids resulted in “several arrests and the seizure of weapons and ammunition, in addition to smuggled goods.”

The post included photos of the confiscated items, which include various hunting and military-grade rifles and ammunition.

The photos also show a sword, cellphones, cash, in addition to shoes and cigarettes, presumably smuggled by the detained suspects.

Later on Saturday, the Lebanese Army issued another statement explaining that it had carried out anti-smuggling operations on April 8th and 9th, during which 2,775 liters of diesel fuel and 44 heads of cattle were seized.

A Lebanese national was also arrested during these operations for his involvement in human smuggling.

Last week, the Army intercepted Syrian nationals at the border as they attempted to smuggle subsidized items from Lebanon.

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