2 Syrians Arrested for Attempting to Smuggle Drugs in Chocolate, Christmas Ornaments

Security forces arrested on Tuesday two Syrians for attempting to smuggle drugs to a country in the Arab Gulf, reported the National News Agency.

It said that Anti-Drug Bureau in Zahle, in cooperation with the main office in Beirut, raided a Dekwaneh residence and arrested the two suspects.

The security forces discovered that the suspects were planning on smuggling 20,000 captagon pills in Kinder Surprise chocolate, Christmas ornaments, three fake Christmas trees, and a snowman.

The security forces also discovered equipment to prepare and package Kinder Surprise chocolate whereby the suspects would hide the drugs inside the chocolate before wrapping them again.

The suspects were initially seeking to smuggle the drugs hidden in fridges specialized in freezing fish

After preparing the fridges, they were informed by the export company that they were cooperating with that there were some errors in the manner in which the fridges were packaged.

The suspects consequently returned the drug shipment to the Dekwaneh apartment where they sought alternative methods to hide and smuggle the drugs.

They opted to hide the drugs in the chocolate, Christmas trees, and ornaments.

The Zahle Anti-Drug Bureau had been monitoring their activity and raided their residence on Tuesday.

The suspects have since been taken to the Zahle bureau for investigation.

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