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Conflict Incident Report

ISF arrests alleged tobacco smugglers

Date of incident: 
December 27, 2017
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Internal Security Forces (ISF)
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

The Internal Security Forces in Mount Lebanon arrested a Syrian couple for allegedly selling smuggled and counterfeit tobacco and flavored shisha tobacco, a statement from the ISF reported.

The ISF said it was tipped off that some shops in Dohat Aramoun were selling smuggled and counterfeit tobacco and flavored shisha tobacco used for the argileh.

After an investigation, the ISF reportedly raided three stores in the area on Dec. 27 and found the smuggled goods. They arrested a Syrian couple, identified as A.Aa., born in 1978, and his wife F.Aa., born in 1990, for possessing smuggled and counterfeit tobacco, which has since been seized. The couple has been handed over to the relevant authorities for further investigation.

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
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Secondary Category: 
Illicit Trade/Trafficking/Smuggling
Classification of conflict (primary): 
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.