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Over 6.4 kg of hashish seized from Egyptian traveler's luggage at Beirut airport

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More than 6.4 kilograms of hashish hidden in the luggage of an Egyptian traveler were seized on Thursday at Beirut's Rafic Hariri International Airport, the Internal Security Forces (ISF) announced in a statement on Tuesday.

Lebanese authorities have stated that they are intensifying efforts to combat drug trafficking within Lebanon and abroad © LNS

More than 6.4 kilograms of hashish hidden in the luggage of an Egyptian traveler were seized on Thursday at Beirut's Rafic Hariri International Airport, the Internal Security Forces (ISF) announced in a statement on Tuesday.

According to the police, the seized drugs were intended to be transported to an unspecified Arab country. The ISF confirmed that the suspect, a 26-year-old woman, has been interrogated and will also be questioned by the Central Anti-Drug Office, which is affiliated with the judicial police.

Lebanese authorities have stated that they are intensifying efforts to combat drug trafficking within Lebanon and abroad. This illegal activity is regularly condemned by Gulf countries, which have urged Lebanon to step up its fight against drug smuggling.

The seizure at Beirut Airport highlights the ongoing challenge of drug trafficking in the region and underscores the need for continued vigilance and cooperation between international law enforcement agencies.

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