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Conflict Incident Report

The arrest of six people in Hay el-Sellom for drug possession and trafficking

Date of incident: 
September 23, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
ISF(internal security forces)
Lebanese Civilians

On 23 Sep 15, ISF reported that it managed to arrest a Syrian national for drug possession and drug trafficking in Hay El Sellom-Beirut. Investigations with the arrested person led to the arrest of 5 Lebanese nationals who were found in possession of weapons and a large amount of drugs.

Primary category: 
Illicit Trade/Trafficking/Smuggling
Secondary Category: 
Arms Storage/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.