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Lebanese Customs thwarts cocaine smuggling from Brazil

Lebanese Customs thwarts cocaine smuggling from Brazil

BEIRUT: Customs agents at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport have thwarted an attempt to smuggle several kilograms of cocaine into Lebanon from Brazil.

According to a news agency, a 37-year-old Brazilian was arrested after the agents found 6 kilos of the drugs stashed “professionally” in a briefcase with a double bottom. The suspect, who was only identified by his initials J.B., had come to Beirut from Brazil via Ethiopia, the agency said.

He was questioned at the airport before being referred to Beirut’s Central Drug Control Office for further investigation.