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Beirut airport foils cocaine smuggling attempt

  • File- A Middle East Airlines aircraft lands at Beirut International Airport, Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: Authorities at Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut foiled an attempt to smuggle approximately 6 kilograms of cocaine into Lebanon Tuesday.

During luggage inspection, authorities discovered six kilograms and 100 grams of cocaine stashed in two briefcases belonging to a 25-year-old Brazilian man coming from Abu Dhabi.

The man, who was identified by his initials, K.F., was referred to the anti-drug department of the Internal Security Forces for interrogation.

 
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