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Conflict Incident Report

ISF arrests 4 suspected drug dealers

Date of incident: 
March 8, 2018
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Syrian Civilians/Refugees
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees
Lebanese Civilians
Internal Security Forces (ISF)

The Internal Security Forces arrested four suspected drug dealers earlier this week, including a man wanted by Interpol, a statement from the ISF reported Saturday.

The Central Drug Enforcement Office arrested a wanted Palestinian man, identified as N.H., on March 8. He is suspected of trafficking drugs and starting a fire in Beirut’s Verdun neighborhood, and is wanted by Interpol for armed robbery in Cyprus, according to the ISF.

The statement said N.H. admitted to buying the drugs from a Syrian national identified as Aa.Z.A., who lives in Lebanon.

The Syrian's “right-hand man,” identified as M.S., delivered drugs to dealers in Mount Lebanon. He was also arrested, along with two other men identified as Sh.A. and M.A.

A variety of drugs and pills were also seized during the arrest, including cocaine, heroin, MDMA, and LSD, the statement added.

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
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Secondary Category: 
Illicit Trade/Trafficking/Smuggling
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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.