A source told the Independent Persian that there was no doubt that Lebanon’s Hezbollah was behind the Captagon drug shipment seized in Saudi Arabia, the news service reported.
The source confirmed Hezbollah’s links to narcotics, particularly Captagon pills produced in Syria, and refuted claims by the group's affiliates that it is not involved in the illegal drugs' trade.
The source claimed that Hezbollah controls the movemant and sale of narcotics, with smuggling through legal and illegal border crossings between Syria and Lebanon prevalent. There is no doubt that the source of the pills is the same as those produced in Syrian laboratories, the Independent Persian reported.
“Those pills were produced in Syria, and then smuggled to Lebanon, where they were eventually smuggled to Saudi Arabia,” the source the publication quoted him as saying.
The Saudi TV station, Al Hadath also reported that the shipment of drugs seized by Saudi Arabia was smuggled from the port of Beirut without inspection, under the pretext of the absence of scanning devices.
An attempt to smuggle over 2.4 million amphetamine narcotic tablets into Saudi Arabia was foiled and seized by Saudi Customs on Friday, Saudi Press Agency SPA reported.
The tablets were hidden in a pomegranate fruit shipment coming from Lebanon.