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Drug smuggling foiled at Beirut airport

Captagon pills seized at Beirut port, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: Authorities at Beirut airport foiled an attempt to smuggle 5.72 kilograms of Captagon tablets to an Arab country, a police statement said Sunday.

The statement said the operation took place on Saturday.

It said narcotic pills, packed in plastic bags, were found hidden in the bottom of the suitcase of a 28-year-old Syrian man, identified only by his initials, S.A.

The statement said the man had planned to smuggle the drugs to an Arab country, but did not specify.

The Syrian suspect was referred to the Central Anti-Drug office in Beirut for further investigation, the statement added.





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