Hizbullah Profits from Hash as Syria Goes to Pot

(Daily Beast) Alberto Mucci - As the Syrian conflict deepens, Lebanese hashish and marijuana growers are increasing production along with profits. Local politicians know about it, police know about it, the Lebanese army is aware of it and so are authorities in Beirut. But nobody wants to, or can, fix the problem. The majority of these plantations are controlled by Hizbullah. Lebanese marijuana and hashish is today able to reach the Jordanian, Iraqi and wealthy Dubai market with ease. But most importantly it serves the growing demand coming directly from Syrian consumers.

2014-07-10 00:00:00

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