The army arrested a suspect on the northern Arsal-Labweh highway over charges of smuggling materials used in the manufacturing of narcotics, the Lebanese Army Orientation Directorate said in a statement on Friday.

After thorough follow-up, army intelligence units detained Mohammed Hussein Rayid on the Labweh-Arsal highway, said the statement.

He is accused of smuggling 248 kg of materials utilized to make drugs.

The materials were found packed inside a truck, it added.

Investigations were kicked off into the incident under the supervision of related judicial authorities.