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Conflict Incident Report

ISF makes 5 drug-related arrests in raid

Date of incident: 
February 1, 2018
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
1 person
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Internal Security Forces (ISF)
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

The Internal Security Forces announced the arrest of five people on drug-related charges in Mansourieh in Metn.

The first suspect, identified as Syrian national Aa.H., born in 1998, was arrested on Jan. 30 after drug enforcement officers received a tip that the suspect was in a Hyundai vehicle in the area. The suspect was wounded during the arrest in the left foot. The ISF head of the patrol fired several shots at the car when the suspect tried to run over ISF personnel and escape.

A large amount of drugs were found in the car, divvied up as if ready for sale.

The suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment.

In a later raid on the suspect’s house, the ISF arrested four more people, all Syrian, identified as M.B., born in 1996, T.M. born in 1983, B.Aa., born in 1999 and his brother Aa.Aa. born in 1985.

The ISF found two bags containing large amounts of drugs in the house, including 3 kgs of cocaine, 277 g of marijuana, 30 g of hashish, 131 ecstasy pills and 6 grams of hash oil. The ISF also found other drug-related paraphernalia and a large amount of money in cash.

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.