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Conflict Incident Report

Customs foiled an attempt to smuggle drugs into the country

Date of incident: 
February 25, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Beirut Airport Security (BAS)

On 25 Feb 15, Customs authorities at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport have seized four kilograms of drugs (narcotic substance in the form of white powder) as a probe showed the presence of a quantity of items that bypassed customs procedures.

Primary category: 
Illicit Trade/Trafficking/Smuggling
Classification of conflict (primary): 
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.