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Conflict Incident Report

Over 35 Kilos of Captagon Seized at Beirut Airport

Date of incident: 
October 18, 2015
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

The Internal Security Forces on Sunday announced seizing more than 35 kilograms of Captagon narcotic pills at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport.
“Following a thorough search operation on Saturday, the inspection unit at RHIA managed to make a new achievement through foiling an attempt to smuggle 200,500 Captagon pills weighing around 35.6 kilograms,” the ISF said in a statement.
The pills were hidden in “39 coffee packets and covered with some sweets inside four suitcases.”
Syrian travelers A. A., 25, and M. A., 22, intended to smuggle them to an Arab Gulf country, the ISF added.
The two Syrians were arrested as the confiscated material was referred to the Central Anti-Drug Bureau for further investigations.

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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.