Security Forces Thwart Attempt to Smuggle 3.5 Tons of Cannabis to Libya

إقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية W460

Security forces succeeded in thwarting an attempt to smuggle 3.5 tons of cannabis from Lebanon to Libya, the anti-drug bureau announced in a statement on Monday.

The drugs were transported from Lebanon to a ship, called Mare Ta Queen, which was docked outside of Lebanon's regional waters.

It then sailed to Libya's Tobruk port near the border with Egypt where it was halted by Egyptian authorities near the coast of Damietta.

The ship's entire cargo was seized and all those on board were arrested.

Investigations are underway to arrest the remaining members of the drug gang in Lebanon.

In a separate development, two Venezuelan nationals were arrested at Turkey's Istanbul airport for the possession of four kilograms of cocaine paste.

They were suspected of traveling to Lebanon.

They had arrived in Turkey from Brazil via Italy.

M.T.

G.K.

Comments 8
Thumb justin 06 April 2015, 17:15

Where is cannabis grown, surely not in Jounieh or Beirut.

Default-user-icon flamethrowerbeoss (Guest) 06 April 2015, 18:42

dear Justin:
Do you know why I was repeatedly banned and humiliated?

Default-user-icon Elie (Guest) 06 April 2015, 17:29

Why not we help the economy a little bit , we have a treasure that all the arabs want to stop it so we stay a weak country .Why USA now is legalizing cannabis?????
Hope we stop being retard and think forward for our country to stand on its legs .or we always want to be slaves for the arabs

Default-user-icon flamethrower (Guest) 06 April 2015, 18:42

Elie (Guest)
do you know why the_roar and I disappear at the same time?

Default-user-icon Walid (Guest) 06 April 2015, 18:42

I agree with Elie. In a country with economic turmoil, why not benefit from the cannabis industry?

Most people here have a mentality that Cannabis/Marijuana = hard drugs = Cocaine, Heroine, etc. The truth is that it has virtually nothing in common with them. Hard drugs should NEVER be legalized, but with positive research emerging by the day, Legalizing, if not decriminalizing it at least, would do our country more good than harm.

Default-user-icon the_roar (Guest) 06 April 2015, 18:54

FT = the most informative poster this site has ever seen by a country mile
No wonder his posts are removed within minutes of them being posted.

Thumb ex-fpm 06 April 2015, 19:02

An example of how the iranian "resistance" funds part of its wage scale adjusted for inflation.

Thumb eagledawn 07 April 2015, 12:28

this what the houthi mouthpiece meant when he said it was all donations.