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Customs unit raid shops selling smuggled phones in Beirut
On 24 Nov 16, Customs officials confiscated smuggled mobile phones from a commercial shopping center east of Beirut. A unit of the Lebanese Customs Administration cracked down on several mobile phone shops in the commercial district of Hazmieh in Mount Lebanon. This move follows last week’s arrest of phone dealer Kamel Amhaz and the raids over his and his family’s phone shops in Beirut and the eastern Lebanon town of Baalbek. Amhaz is accused of smuggling over 1 million mobile phones into Lebanon.
Arrest of Lebanese phone dealer
On 15 Nov 16, a number of residents in Beirut's southern suburbs and the eastern city of Baalbek protested the arrest of a mobile phone dealer...