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Conflict Incident Report

Customs officials seize 3.7 million Captagon pills from Syria

Date of incident: 
June 27, 2018
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Lebanese Customs

Lebanese Customs chief Badri Daher gave details of a Captagon bust in which 3.7 million pills were confiscated in a media conference Monday.
The Captagon pills – synthetic amphetamines often mixed with caffeine – were found hidden inside crates of oranges Wednesday, according to the state-run National News agency.
The crates had arrived from Syria at the Arida border crossing in the northern Akkar district, Daher said.

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