Saudi Arabia counts how much "drug pill" I caught it from Lebanon for 7 years.

Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Waleed Bukhari announced Tuesday that the Saudi authorities have seized 700 million narcotic pills that have come out of Lebanon since 2015.

After meeting with Lebanese Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi Bukhari expressed regret that Lebanon is the source of these drugs, which since 2015 have been entering Saudi Arabia in hundreds of tons.

Saudi Arabia has suspended imports of fruits and vegetables from Lebanon since April 2021 after seizing a large number of Captagon pills hidden in a pomegranate shipment.

Syria is the main source of Captagon pills, which are smuggled through the Beqaa region near the Syrian-Lebanese border, which is a corridor for smuggling these drugs to Saudi Arabia.

It is noteworthy that relations between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia have been tense in recent months due to statements by the Lebanese minister, which were considered offensive to Riyadh, but in April this issue was resolved, and relations between the two countries resumed.

Buhari also called on Lebanese security services to extradite Saudi national Ali Hashem to Saudi Arabia, accusing him of spreading terrorist threats of attacks on his country’s embassy in Beirut via social media.

Source: AFP.

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