Lebanon News

Prison courier held after cannabis found in pizza

A general view of the eastern town of Zahle. (The Daily Star/Nassif Seif)

BEIRUT: A courier was arrested Tuesday after guards found cannabis in meat pizzas bound for an inmate at a prison in Zahle, police said in a statement.

The statement said the courier, a 28-year-old Lebanese man identified by his initials J.K., was arrested after guards found the cannabis, in the form of 116 pills, hidden in three dozen Sfihas, a Lebanese-type meat pizza.

The man was taken into police custody for further investigation, the statement added.

A security source told The Daily Star that the guards were acting as part of stepped up measures to curb drug smuggling in prisons.





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