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Customs finds 9,000 Captagon pills in antique furniture bound for KSA
Customs seized 9,000 Captagon pills hidden in antique decorative furniture destined for Saudi Arabia, the Finance Ministry announced Thursday. The pills, as well as 300 grams of materials used to manufacture the drug, were concealed within several decorative pieces of wooden home ware. Customs made the bust at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport and handed the contraband over to the Central Drug Enforcement Office of the Internal Security Forces. Seizures of Captagon – an amphetamine traditionally mixed with caffeine that is popular among partygoers and front-line militia fighters – have surged over the past several years, especially in Lebanon and neighboring countries.