Security Forces Thwart Attempt to Smuggle 3.5 Tons of Cannabis to Libyaإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
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.