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Conflict Incident Report

Patrol arrest man on drug dealing charges and shooting

Date of incident: 
July 17, 2017
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Internal Security Forces (ISF)

A drug enforcement patrol in north Lebanon arrested a man on charges of drug dealing and drug promotion, in addition to shooting a weapon, the state-run National News Agency reported. Lebanese national M.Z., 47 years old, was arrested in the northern town of Dahr al-Ain by an officer on patrol with the ISF’s Regional Drug Enforcement Office. The suspect had 14 warrants out for his arrest and was wanted on charges of drug dealing and promotion as well as unlawfully discharging a weapon. The suspect was sent to the judiciary for further investigation.

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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.