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Conflict Incident Report

15 tons of hashish seized from warehouse

Date of incident: 
June 1, 2018
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Internal Security Forces (ISF)

The Internal Security Forces have seized over 15 tons of hashish hidden inside paint buckets in an Ouzai warehouse and intended to be smuggled abroad, the agency said in a tweet.
The warehouse raid was carried out Friday, and all of the suspected members of the criminal gang involved in the drug trafficking were arrested, the ISF said.
The labels on the buckets belonged to a paint factory that was not related to the smuggling operation, the ISF added.
The judiciary is currently supervising ongoing investigations into the case.
Although the ISF and the Lebanese Army regularly make drug busts, the latest incident involves the largest hashish stash to be discovered in over a year.

Primary category: 
Secondary Category: 
Illicit Trade/Trafficking/Smuggling
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Power & governance conflicts
Violent or non-violent conflicts associated with antagonisms related to internal political tensions between local and/or national groups and parties. These tensions may be encouraged by internal, regional and international parties. Such conflicts are characterized by their defiance and/or opposition to central State power and governance.