Lebanon COs confiscate hash-filled halawa
The third incident of its kind in less than two months at Zahle's prison
The Daily Star
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Corrections officers in confiscated 20 grams of hash found hidden inside a sweets box Friday, the latest in a series of drug-concealing food products that have been smuggled into Lebanese prisons.
The third incident of its kind in less than two months at Zahle’s prison, this attempt was preceded by a hash-filled cucumber earlier in August and a pizza containing a large quantity of cannabis in July.
Yogurt, labneh and pistachio nuts have also been among the food products used as creative methods of smuggling drugs into Lebanese prisons.
According to a security source, the recent series of busts are part of a plan to crackdown on the drug market that is prevalent in the country's underequipped and overpopulated prisons.