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Conflict Incident Report
Police foils a major pill smuggling operation at the Airport
Date of incident:
July 19, 2015
Number of Injured:
Beirut Airport Security (BAS)
On 19 July 15, policemen have foiled an attempt to smuggle up to 5.15 kilograms of Captagon pills at Beirut International Airport. The 33-year-old Syrian suspect who wanted to smuggle the drugs into a North African country by hiding the pills inside a crib has been duly arrested and handed over to the Anti-narcotics Bureau for further cross-examination pending prosecution.
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.
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