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Conflict Incident Report

Police thwart attempt to smuggle 2 million Captagon pills

Date of incident: 
July 4, 2018
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Internal Security Forces (ISF)
Lebanese Customs

An attempt to smuggle 2 million Captagon pills through the port of Beirut has been foiled by police, local media outlet LBCI reported Wednesday.
The pills were hidden inside wood-chopping machines and were destined for Oman and Saudi Arabia, according to LBCI.

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