Bid to Smuggle Narcotics Thwarted at Airport

Authorities at the Rafik Hariri International Airport thwarted an attempt to smuggle narcotics into the country en route from Brazil, through Addis Ababa and Cairo, the state-run National News Agency reported on Thursday.

The scheme was thwarted Thursday when a Swedish national tried to smuggle the ample amounts of narcotics, that almost weigh 18kg, in 12 plastic containers, NNA added.

Police said the material are believed to be cocaine paste.

The man hid the containers in two of his luggage.

The Swedish suspect and the confiscated drugs were referred to the Central Anti-Drug Office in Beirut for further investigation.



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