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Conflict Incident Report

3 arrested in 'sextortion' case

Date of incident: 
December 3, 2017
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ISF Intelligence Branch
Lebanese Civilians
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees

The Internal Security Force’s Information Branch has arrested three persons suspected of extortion and drug abuse, according to a statement from the ISF released Sunday.

The arrests were based on information regarding a “sextortion” case in south Lebanon’s Nabatieh, in which a man was threatened with the publication of certain photos if he did not respond to the extortionist’s demands.

The man was instructed to pay a sum of approximately $30,000. He was warned not to inform the security forces.

As a result of investigations into this case, those involved were reportedly tracked and arrested. The detained persons were identified as Lebanese nationals A.A., born in 1992, and E.D., born in 1985, and Palestinian national R.A., born in 1992.

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
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