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Conflict Incident Report

Drug dealer arrested in Dbayeh

Date of incident: 
January 9, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Syrian Civilians/Refugees
ISF(internal security forces)

Upon a tip from the Saudi police on December 30, 2015, a 26 year-old drug dealer of Syrian extraction has been arrested in Dbayeh Antilias when police uncovered in his possession up to 12 million pills of Captagon destined for Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, the Directorate for Internal Security announced today.
The worst drug dealer ever apprehended by the police confessed to having engaged in drug trafficking for a long duration as part of a gang whose names he also disclosed prior to being referred to the court of law, the Internal Security Directorate concluded.

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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.