Mon, 10 May 2021

BEIRUT, May 2 (Xinhua) -- Lebanese Caretaker Interior Minister Mohammad Fahmi said Sunday that Lebanon has discovered the identity of those involved in smuggling Captagon pills to Saudi Arabia, Elnashra local news website reported.

"The government is following up on this issue and Lebanon will take necessary measures against those involved in this incident," Fahmi said during his visit to Bekaa, an area close to the border.

He said that Lebanon will take serious measures to control all its borders to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.

"No country can impose 100-percent control over its borders but we have started taking serious measures in this regard," Fahmi said.

The minister also called upon all the Lebanese to report any information about drug smuggling and increase cooperation in the fight against such practices.

Saudi authorities issued in late April a decision to prevent the entry of Lebanon's agricultural products, after the Saudi Customs managed to foil an attempt to smuggle over 5 million Captagon narcotic pills at the port of Jeddah from Lebanon.

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