Hashish destined for Africa intercepted

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Lebanese police seized 25 tonnes of hashish set to be smuggled to an African state in the country’s biggest drug bust, Lebanese security forces said.

The hashish was hidden in eight trucks stopped last month en route to Beirut port after security forces received information about preparations to smuggle a large amount of the drug to an African state.

“After inspection of the trucks, large quantities of hashish were seized, weighing around 25 tonnes, packed in bags, each weighing between 25 and 30 kg,” the security forces said in a statement.

“Work continues to arrest those involved,” they added.