- The Lebanese customs Tuesday at the airport of Beirut five tons of drugs intercepted. The amphetamine pills and hashish were hidden in a party school benches that would be shipped to Egypt, said a security source.
Almost simultaneously, said security forces in northern Lebanon two production sites for amphetamine pills and other drugs during a series of raids. Both discoveries came after a number of drug seizures at Beirut airport in recent months, including one that led to the arrest of a Saudi prince accused of drug smuggling.
Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil said the surgery Tuesday at the airport one of the largest of its kind and that the drugs would be smuggled through Egypt to other countries. We will not allow Lebanon is a transit country for drugs, he added.