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Conflict Incident Report

Smuggling attempt of counterfeit $400K to Iraq foiled at Beirut airport

Date of incident: 
December 16, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Iraqi Civilians
Beirut Airport Security (BAS)

Inspectors at Beirut international airport managed to foil this morning an attempt to smuggle USD 400 000 in imitated currency into Iraq, hidden in a cargo pack belonging to Iraqi passenger M.A., a statement by the Internal Security Forces indicated.
The counterfeit money was seized and investigation kicked off under the supervision of the competent authority.

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.