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.
كمية الحشيشة المصادرة من مخزن في الاوزاعي قبل يومين، تغطي ارضية ملعب كرة قدم تابع لفرع المعلومات في قوى الامن الداخلي (الابيض حشيش، والبني حشيش ايضا. الاخضر مش حشيش) pic.twitter.com/7r4QNZTO46
— Hasan illaik (@Hasanillaik) June 3, 2018
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.