You are here

Conflict Incident Report

Human smugglers arrested in Lebanon

Date of incident: 
June 3, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
State Security
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

State Security arrested two suspects on charges of smuggling people from Syria into Lebanon, the National News Agency reported. M.Aa and M.H, both Syrian, were arrested by the State Security, and an undisclosed amount of Captagon pills were found in their car upon being stopped. Through questioning the suspects, State Security was able to find out that they have had help from Syrian and Lebanese partners. The suspects were referred to the judiciary for further investigation.

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
Primary category: 
Secondary Category: 
Illicit Trade/Trafficking/Smuggling
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Border conflicts (Syrian border)
Violations, disputes and/or conflicts arising between rival armed groups along the Lebanese/Syrian borders which involve parties or militant groups from the Lebanese and Syrian side in both Lebanon and Syria. These conflicts also encompass transnational groups (such as faith-based regional groups, e.g. ISIS, al-Nusra Front) that cannot be considered as strictly Syrian, Lebanese or of any other national entity.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.