The Middle East Monitor reports

Egyptian authorities seized a shipment of drugs estimated to be worth $39 million after discovering a container which was transiting through Port Said with over eight million fenethylline hydrochloride (Captagon) pills and almost nine tonnes of hashish inside it. The shipment was said to be headed for Libya.

According to reports, the container originated from Lebanon and was loaded on 19 December in a warehouse belonging to a Lebanese exporting firm before being sent to the Port of Beirut. Egypt’s General Administration for Narcotics Control said that carton boxes found in the container were even labelled “Made in Lebanon”.

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