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Conflict Incident Report

Customs seize thousands of Captagon pills

Date of incident: 
July 11, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Customs

On 11 July 17, the Customs Department at Beirut airport seized a safe, which contained thousands of Captagon pills. Around 240 thousand Captagon pills and powder, of a currently unknown substance, were seized inside a safe at Beirut International Airport. The shipment was most likely heading to Bangladesh. Customs Director General Badri Daher oversaw the operation.


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.