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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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