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Conflict Incident Report

4 drug lord's associates arrested in Beirut

Date of incident: 
May 4, 2017
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)

Four individuals suspected of working for a prominent Bekaa Valley drug dealer were arrested by the Lebanese Army in Beirut’s Hamra. The force announced that Lebanese nationals, Suheil Jaafar, Abbas Jaafar, Hammoudah Jaafar and Zainab al-Husseini, were arrested in Hamra and accused of receiving large amounts of cash on behalf of the unidentified kingpin. This is the second major drug related arrest this week, after security forces Tuesday reportedly confiscated three Captagon manufacturing machines and arrested two suspects.

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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.