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Conflict Incident Report

Customs seized captagon shipment at Lebanon airport

Date of incident: 
July 13, 2017
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Customs

The Customs Department at Beirut airport foiled a smuggling operation of captagon pills headed for Dubai.

According to a security source, the captagon was transported to the airport from the Bekaa in a large vehicle. 

The security source speculated there could be someone within Customs who faciliated 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.