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Conflict Incident Report

Cocaine haul smuggled into Lebanon in dried fruit

Date of incident: 
January 19, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Beirut Airport Security (BAS)

One hundred kilograms (220 lbs) of cocaine hidden inside boxes of dried fruit were seized at Beirut airport on Monday, a security source told Reuters. Two people were arrested in connection with the haul found inside almost two tonnes of dried fruit which had arrived from Peru, the source said.

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.