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Six Arrested for Building Captagon-Producing Machine

The anti-drug bureau in the Bekaa arrested on Thursday four Lebanese and two Syrians on drug dealing charges, reported the National News Agency on Saturday.

It said that the security forces arrested in their possession an electrical captagon pill-producing machine.

The machine was previously used as a candy-producing machine.

The suspects were arrested during a raid on a farm in the northern Bekaa town of Younin and a garage in the Baalbek-al-Kiel region.

Due to its small size and ease of transportation, the captagon-producing machine would have been difficult to detect.

The security forces also confiscated 300 liters of amphetamines, the main component of captagon.

The cost of a liter sells for 2,500 dollars, added NNA.

Other assorted equipment used for the production of captagon pills were also discovered along with 10 kilograms of locally-produced cannabis and 50,000 packaged pills.

NNA added that the drugs were going to be smuggled to Jordan and Saudi Arabia.


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