The Lebanese Army confiscates a large quantity of Captagon pills hidden inside plastic potatoes, Sunday, July 31, 2016. (The Daily Star/NNA, HO)
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Authorities announced Monday the details of an operation that prevented more than 800,000 Captagon pills from being smuggled by trucks from Lebanon into Saudi Arabia and Jordan.One of the trucks was intercepted in the Zahle district town of Chtoura.The suspects claimed that the drugs belong to Syrian brothers M.K. and M. who are believed to be residing in the town of Saadnayel, also in the district of Zahle. A second truck was apprehended in the Zgharta town of Aintourin. A suspect identified as M.D. was driving the truck which had 50,000 Captagon pills hidden in the undercarriage.
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