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.