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Conflict Incident Report

ISF arrests 2 Syrians in Broummana drug raid

Date of incident: 
January 17, 2018
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
1 person
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Internal Security Forces (ISF)

The Internal Security Forces announced the arrest of three drug dealers in two separate raids across Metn and Kesrouan in which several kilos of drugs were seized.

Two suspects, identified as Syrian nationals Kh.K. and Aa.K., born in 1989 and 1984 respectively, were arrested in Broummana on Jan. 17 while sitting in a Renault car, according to the ISF statement.

Kh.K. reportedly attempted to escape during the arrest, but fell and injured his leg. He was subsequently transferred to a hospital for treatment.

The ISF said that upon searching the suspects’ vehicle, ISF personnel found 3.5 kilos of hashish, 840 Captagon tablets and 23 grams of marijuana.

Primary category: 
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.