BEIRUT: The Anti-Drug Division of Lebanon’s police incinerated Thursday hundreds of kilograms of narcotics including cocaine and heroin that authorities had seized over the past few years.
Two hundred and twenty three kilograms of cannabis, 163 kilograms of cocaine, 8 kilograms of heroin, 123 kilograms of black powder mixed with cocaine, four metal boxes used to manufacture Captagon tablets, 8,386 sedatives and 854,223 narcotics pills were destroyed, according to a police statement.
The operation, which took place at the Burj al-Hammoud waste dump, was supervised by Mount Lebanon Prosecutor Judge Samer Ghanem, the head of the Anti-Drug Division Col. Ghassan Shamseddine along with a number of officers and lawyers.
The drugs were seized between Aug. 7, 2009, and July 27, 2011.
Meanwhile, police said they arrested earlier this month a Lebanese, 34, and a Syrian, 39, after raiding the former's residence in the Bekaa village of Aynata.
Police said they confiscated 2,000 kilograms of cannabis which authorities destroyed on Oct. 21 at the Burj al-Hammoud dump.