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Conflict Incident Report

Customs foil operation to smuggle two tons of drugs to Egypt

Date of incident: 
April 10, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 

On 10 Apr 15, the Customs anti-narcotics unit seized overnight a vegetable truck loaded with drugs. The truck was coming from Bekaa and the drugs were going to be smuggled to Egypt. The members of the gang, who were all apprehended, have been under surveillance. Almost two tons of drugs were seized in the operation.

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.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.