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Venezualan woman found smuggling 31kg of Cocaine
A Venezuelan woman in her 80s was detained when she was found to be carrying 31 kilograms of cocaine in her luggage at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport.
The thwarted smuggling attempt was described as one of the biggest busts ever made in Lebanon.
The Foreign Ministry denied that a foreign diplomat in Lebanon had been involved in the trafficking of cocaine through Beirut’s airport.
In a statement, the ministry noted that the suspect, identified using the initials Aa.a., had been masquerading using a “forged document from an African country [that falsely represented the holder] as an honorary consul of that country in Lebanon.”
An honorary consul is a title used for non-full-time diplomats who represent their country on a usually voluntary basis.
The suspect was not an accredited official of any foreign country in Lebanon, the ministry said. The statement added that the ministry’s information was sourced through contact with security agencies close to the investigation.
Two ISF officers arrested
وطنية - أفادت مندوبة "الوكالة الوطنية للاعلام" في المطار حلا ماضي عن توقيف ضابط وعسكري من قوى الامن الداخلي كانا يرافقان المسافرة الفنزويلية التي ضبط...