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Conflict Incident Report

Internal Security Forces raided a Captagon storage in Baallbeck

Date of incident: 
July 30, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
ISF Intelligence Branch

Internal Security Forces busted a Baalbeck storage center and simultaneously arrested a driver who allegedly transferred the primary chemicals used to manufacture Captagon pills in the area.

In the storage center in Baalbeck, 893 bags filled with aluminum hydroxide were found, weighing in at around 22 tons. Ninety barrels filled with around 19 tons of formamide were also found.


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.