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Conflict Incident Report

Men arrested for promoting fake US dollars

Date of incident: 
November 28, 2017
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Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians
State Security
 State Security  arrested a man suspected of promoting fake currency, in the Zahle town of Saadnayel.
During investigations, the suspect, identified as A.Z., reportedly admitted to buying a quantity of counterfeit U.S. dollars from suspect M.Z. in the Baalbeck town of Knisa, before handing them over to Lebanese suspect J.A., who was also arrested.
Fake banknotes were discovered in J.A.’s home.
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): 
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.