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Conflict Incident Report

Over 13 kg of cocaine found at Beirut airport

Date of incident: 
December 18, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 

A large handbag stuffed with 13.7 kilograms of cocaine was found in an arrivals terminal bathroom of Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport, an airport source has confirmed.

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.