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Cannabis apricots caught in Zahle prison

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

BEIRUT: The Directorate General of the ISF’s Information Branch seized Tuesday a container of apricots stuffed with cannabis in Zahle prison.

According to a statement released by the information branch, meticulous inspection procedures allowed prison personnel to detect the drugs hidden amidst 3 kg of apricots.

The controlled substances were stuffed in to the fruits disguised as seeds, and were brought into the prision by a 26 year old Lebanese man, along with other items.

The would-be smuggler has been arrested on the back of a warrant issued by judicial authorities and the Narcotics Control Bureau in the Bekaa valley.





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