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Conflict Incident Report

LAF seize around 400 kgs of drugs in Bekaa

Date of incident: 
February 16, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Lebanese Civilians
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

On 16 Feb 15, the Lebanese Armed Forces confiscated at least 400 kilograms of drugs in the eastern Bekaa region as part of raids against wanted suspects. 70 kgs of processed and 400 kgs of unprocessed cannabis were seized during raids on the Dar al-Wasia area in Baalbek. A quantity of heroin and Captagon pills, equipment used to manufacture drugs, and a stolen Range Rover vehicle were also confiscated in the operation. The LAF also arrested two Lebanese Nationals and four Syrian Nationals as part of its ongoing security plan in the Bekaa. The suspects were arrested in the Brital, al-Safry, and Tall Abyad areas.

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.