File - A large quantity of Captagon tablets are displayed at a police station in Beirut on Tuesday, August 13, 2013(The Daily Star/Mohamed Azakir)
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The latest police seizure of Captagon pills, around 12 million this time, must be commended, but until the problem is addressed at the source, the story looks set to continue, and the market will continue to overflow with the drug.Allegedly headed for the United Arab Emirates, and hidden in bags of corn, this huge quantity of drugs raises many questions.Estimated at a street value of around $500 million, the sheer amount of drugs seized reveals that they were part of a major operation.
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