The Lebanese authorities announced on Thursday that a shipment containing 12 tons of drugs hidden in powdered juice was seized on its way to Sudan as its first destination.
Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi issued that this seizure proves the determination of the security forces, namely the Anti-Narcotics Bureau of the Judicial Police and the Anti-Narcotics Division of the Customs to combat drug smuggling from Lebanon.
“Investigations are continuing to reveal all the contents of the shipment and the circumstances of the operation,” Minister Mawlawi said, assuring that no effort will be spare to thwart all smuggling operations.
The series of drug smuggling from Lebanon continues with yet another drug shipment coming out from Lebanon as just 48 hours ago, a shipment of Captagon pills hidden inside 7 tons of tea bags was seized, reportedly destined to Saudi Arabia passing by Togo, Africa.
Additionally, last month, the ISF made a major seizure at the Beirut port of about nine million Captagon pills hidden inside an orange shipment.
The smuggling business continues its activities in Lebanon and, while the authorities appear to thwart some attempts, their investigations don’t seem to reach the source behind it all.
With every shipment seized, an official statement is made promising an investigation, however, as of yet, there have been no arrests of the perpetrators behind these illegal operations.