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Conflict Incident Report

Police arrest 5 in Beirut over drug charges

Date of incident: 
December 8, 2016
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Internal Security Forces (ISF)
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

Police arrested five people in Beirut’s southern suburbs on drug charges, an Internal Security Forces statement said.

Following extensive investigations, a police patrol from Mount Lebanon arrested two Syrians, two Palestinians and a Lebanese man in Burj al-Barajneh south of Beirut.

Police allegedly confiscated almost 2 kilograms of hashish, some of which packed in aluminum foil, in addition to approximately to $4,230.

A rifle, a motorbike and several mobile phones were also seized.

The suspects were handed over to the judiciary for further legal action.

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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.