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Conflict Incident Report

Joint Lebanese, Saudi efforts botch Captagon smuggling attempt

Date of incident: 
October 11, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Internal Security Forces (ISF)

Anti-narcotics forces managed, in coordination with the competent security authorities in Saudi Arabia, to foil an attempt to smuggle 2.5 million Captagon pills, a communiqué by the Internal Security Forces indicated.
Involved people were immediately arrested, while probe is still underway to uncover others.

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