The Lebanese Internal Security Forces announced today, Tuesday, that it had thwarted the smuggling of about a ton of “hashish el kif” and more than 800 thousand “Captagon” pills to an African country, via the port.
The Public Relations Division of the General Directorate of the Lebanese Internal Security Forces issued the following statement:
In the context of the prosecution of drug trafficking and smuggling networks and the arrest of their members, information was available at the Information Division of the Internal Security Forces about preparations for the transfer of a large quantity of hashish and Captagon pills to an African country, via a shipment of car oils and lubricants.
Immediately, the specialized units in the division began their investigations, and as a result of the follow-up, they were able to identify the mastermind of the smuggling operation, called Z H, born in 1974, of Lebanese nationality.
As a result, orders were given to a special force in the division, to work on locating his whereabouts and arresting him.
On 1-2-2021, and with a qualitative and lightning operation, this force managed to stop him in the locality of Airport Road.
Through coordination with the General Directorate of Customs, the location of the suspicious shipment was located inside the Beirut port, where a joint force from both parties searched it on 1-4-2021, and seized the quantity of 861 kg. Of hashish kif and 812 thousand pills “Captagon” hidden in “barrels” grease for cars, with the aim of smuggling them out of the country.
In interrogating the arrested person, he confessed what was attributed to him, and he was sent to the competent court, based on his advice, and work is underway to arrest the rest of those involved. “