Lebanese internal security forces record drugs haul fills football pitch

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Images went viral on social media showing a pitch completely filled with the drugs that were seized in Sunday’s bust. (Twitter)
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Images went viral on social media showing a pitch completely filled with the drugs that were seized in Sunday’s bust. (Twitter)
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Images went viral on social media showing a pitch completely filled with the drugs that were seized in Sunday’s bust. (Twitter)
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Images went viral on social media showing a pitch completely filled with the drugs that were seized in Sunday’s bust. (Twitter)
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Images went viral on social media showing a pitch completely filled with the drugs that were seized in Sunday’s bust. (Twitter)
Updated 05 June 2018

Lebanese internal security forces record drugs haul fills football pitch

DUBAI: Lebanon’s police have carried out the largest drugs bust in the country’s history, seizing 15,000kgs of cannabis – that is enough to cover an entire five-a-side football pitch, the Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF) reported in a statement.
Images went viral on social media showing a pitch completely filled with the drugs that were seized in Sunday’s bust.
The massive haul was found at a warehouse in Lebanon’s Ouzai district.

Members of the ISF also detained an Italian who was part of a group smuggling cocaine hidden in bottles intended for alcoholic drinks through international airports and into Lebanon.
The group of four Italians, two Brazilians, an Argentinian and a German “specialized in smuggling large quantities of cocaine into Lebanon,” the statement added.
(With AFP)


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Updated 14 November 2019

Most expensive Shaheen falcon sold at auction

RIYADH: The most expensive Peregrine (Shaheen) falcon was sold in Hafr Al-Batin’s auction on Tuesday for SR400,000 ($106,000).
Four other falcons were sold for a total of SR114,000, making it the auction’s biggest deal since it was launched a month ago. The auction is organized by the Hafr Al-Batin Falconers Association.
The head of the falcon market in the city, Faleh bin Mohammed Al-Odwani, said Hafr Al-Batin is home to the largest number of falconers in the Middle East.
The market includes more than 1,500 birds, more than 20 trappers and more than 1,000 falconers, he added.

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