Lebanon News

Police foils attempt to smuggle drugs to Australia

This photo released by the Internal Security Forces shows candy boxes filled with cocaine which were confiscated in north Lebanon on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. (The Daily Star/HO)

BEIRUT: Police foiled an attempt to smuggle quantities of drugs into Australia and arrested the suspect behind the operation, the Internal Security Forces said Tuesday.

The regional anti-drug office in north Lebanon received a tip about an attempt to smuggle drugs outside Lebanon.

"On April 28, a police unit confiscated six boxes of candy filled with a mix of cocaine and ephedrine prepared to be smuggled to [Australia],” the statement said

A day later, police raided the house of a man suspected of being behind the operation, identified by his initials as M.M., 31, and detained him.

Police also confiscated quantities of ephedrine hid in glass bottles and a grinding machine found in the suspect’s house in Minnyeh.





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