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Conflict Incident Report

2 arrested for drug trafficking in Burj al-Barajneh

Date of incident: 
January 25, 2018
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Lebanese Civilians

The Lebanese Army arrested two men for trafficking and distributing drugs in Beirut’s Burj al-Barajneh area, an Army statement said.

The suspects, identified as Hussain. M. and Rabiaa. M., were arrested in possession of a military-grade pistol as well as several kinds of drugs including 73 envelopes of cocaine, 24 additional containers of a cocaine derivate known colloquially as "buzz," seven bags of salvia and two bags of hashish, in addition to 21 other pills and an amount of money.

The suspects were referred to the judiciary and investigation was opened.

Primary category: 
Secondary Category: 
Illicit Trade/Trafficking/Smuggling
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Power & governance conflicts
Violent or non-violent conflicts associated with antagonisms related to internal political tensions between local and/or national groups and parties. These tensions may be encouraged by internal, regional and international parties. Such conflicts are characterized by their defiance and/or opposition to central State power and governance.