Lebanese security forces seize 4 million Captagon pills on smuggling route to Jordan and Saudi Arabia

BEIRUT – The Lebanese internal security forces have announced the seizure of 4 million Captagon pills intended for Jordan and Saudi Arabia. In a statement the Lebanese security forces said that on December 4, 5 and 8, a special police force carried out a raid on a warehouse in the locality of Bir Hassan. Four million Captagon pills were professionally hidden inside a shipment of coffee bags, and which were ready for shipment.

The large police operation comes after a tightening of border measures to combat smuggling operations from Syria. During the months-long investigation, the competent narcotics investigation units were able to identify all members of the smuggling network. A 48-year-old suspect had a precedent for smuggling Captagon pills to Saudi Arabia and was released about a year ago.