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Conflict Incident Report

ISF arrested 5 on drug and prostitution charges

Date of incident: 
August 11, 2017
Death toll: 
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
ISF Intelligence Branch

The Internal Security Forces’ Information branch arrested five suspects on drug and prostitution charges.

The arrested were charged with possession of drugs and facilitating prostitution and were caught in a resort in Jezzine.

The four suspects, R.T., A.B., K.H., M.K., were caught red handed in the process of consuming the narcotics. Cocaine and hash were found on their person.

An amount of cash was found on the suspects that authorities believe was to be used to facilitate the procurement of prostitutes and drugs.

Their alleged supplier, H.Y., was also arrested following investigations. He in turn confessed to procuring the drugs from a dealer based in Beirut’s southern suburbs.

Primary category: 
Gender Based Violence [inc. sexual violence]
Secondary Category: 
Illicit Trade/Trafficking/Smuggling
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Conflicts of social discrimination
Violent and unjust treatment of different categories of people and individuals based on race, age, gender or sexuality, committed by the State, groups and individuals, related to a lack of protection and rights, inefficiency of the Justice system and persisting social and economic vulnerabilities.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
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.