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Lebanon foils attempt to smuggle pills to Saudi Arabia
Captagon pills seized at Beirut port, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
Captagon pills seized at Beirut port, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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BEIRUT: Authorities at Beirut Airport foiled Wednesday an attempt to smuggle over half a million Captagon pills to Saudi Arabia, sources at the airport told The Daily Star.

Customs at the Rafik Hariri International Airport grew suspicious of several boxes at the express mail courier, prompting an inspection.

The authorities discovered that a number of rubber spare parts inside the boxes contained approximately half a million pills which were packed in a "creative and professional manner," the source said.

An investigation was launched to trace the owners of the boxes.

 
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