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Conflict Incident Report

Customs foil plan to smuggle hashish to Libya

Date of incident: 
June 7, 2017
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Lebanese Customs

Lebanese Customs announced that they had intercepted a drug shipment headed for Libya from the Beirut Port, state media reported.

The National News Agency said that Customs had foiled a plan to smuggle around 3,187 kilograms of hashish to Libya. The drugs were neatly and discreetly packed into nylon rolls which were being carried in a container.

Several suspects were arrested, and an investigation is underway to locate the rest.

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
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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.