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Two arrested at Lebanon's Tripoli port for attempting to smuggle drug

Date of incident: 
November 25, 2016
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Lebanese Customs
Lebanese Civilians

Lebanese customs officers have arrested two men attempting to smuggle nearly 100 gallons of drug paraphernalia through the Port of Tripoli.

“The containers were full of substances needed for the manufacturing of drugs. They were hidden in two secret hiding places in the trunks of two trucks coming from Turkey to the Port of Tripoli,” reads a Finance Ministry statement issued

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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.