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Conflict Incident Report

90K counterfeit dollars seized with Russian traveler at airport

Date of incident: 
June 17, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Internal Security Forces (ISF)

NNA - "On the night of 16/17 June 2016, airport police at Rafik Hariri International Airport seized the amount of 90 thousand fake US dollars carried by a Russian traveler. 
The Russian national identified as R.D. (born 1958) was attempting to leave Lebanon for Russia with the counterfeit dollars stacked inside female socks wrapped around his waist. 
The passenger was arrested and brought before the office of financial crime within the police. 

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.