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Conflict Incident Report

Customs confiscates large quantity of gold at airport

Date of incident: 
April 30, 2017
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Customs

The General Directorate of Customs announced  the seizure of a quantity of 12.5 kg of gold at Rafik Hariri International Airport. 

According to the communiqué issued by said management, in the framework of the fight against trafficking, its agents seized, on 30-4-2017, 12.5kg of gold in possession of a traveler holding an Armenian passport and coming from Istanbul. The man in question wrapped the gold around his body in a professional manner. 

An investigation launched into the attempted trafficking, while the jewelry was seized pending legal proceedings. 

Primary 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.