The Lebanese authorities thwarted an attempt to smuggle 150,000 Captagon pills (weighing 27 kilograms) to Kuwait hidden inside chocolate bars. Minister of Interior and Municipalities, Judge Bassam Mawlawi, tweeted: “A new attempt to smuggle camouflaged Captagon pills, hidden inside a postal parcel containing pieces of chocolate, to the sisterly State of Kuwait has been foiled.”

Al-Rai has learned “the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities and the General Directorate of the Internal Security Forces are on the lookout for every attempt to export evil and harm to our brothers in the Arab Gulf states.”

The Public Relations Division of the Internal Security Forces announced that “in the context of combating drug smuggling operations carried out by the Central Narcotics Control Office in the Judicial Police Unit, information was received that a group of people planned to smuggle a large number of narcotic pills (Captagon) to an Arab country camouflaged as chocolate bars.

The sources indicated after intensive investigations, the location of the parcel was determined by a postal company, and it was seized.

The sources stated the investigation is underway to identify and arrest other members of the gang.

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