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Smuggled cigarettes seized in Baalbek bust
Authorities Friday seized three carloads of smuggled cigarettes from a depot in the eastern city of Baalbek.
The joint operation, which took place shortly before midday, was carried out by customs officers and members of State Security.
The cartons of confiscated cigarettes, which included several foreign brands including Pall Mall and Marlboro, were loaded into three vehicles by the security forces.
It was unclear from where the cigarettes were smuggled.
The warehouse belongs to a local resident identified only by his last name, Shukeir.
His son, who was in the depot during the raid, was arrested after a scuffle with authorities.