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Conflict Incident Report

Customs nets a ton of hashish in Tripoli Port catch

Date of incident: 
November 2, 2018
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Customs
Internal Security Forces (ISF)
Turkish Citizens

Lebanese Customs stopped a boat at the Port of Tripoli that was carrying almost a ton of hash, a statement from the Directorate-General of Customs said Thursday evening.

A Turkish man was attempting to smuggle hash to Italy via the port aboard a ship with a Georgian license.

The boat was found to be loaded with 980 kilograms of hashish hidden in its base.

The Turkish man, who was not further identified, was arrested and referred, along with the hashish, to the Internal Security Forces’ Anti-Drug Bureau.

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.