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Conflict Incident Report

Police Seize Smuggled Luxurious Goods, Arrest 8 Suspects

Date of incident: 
January 29, 2016
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians
ISF(internal security forces)

Police have arrested several people and seized their trucks for smuggling luxurious goods and brand names in the Beddawi area of the northern city of Tripoli, the Internal Security Forces said on Saturday.
Eight Lebanese nationals, most of them hailing from the Jaafar clan, were apprehended and six of their large trucks were seized, police and the state-run National News Agency said.
The trucks, which were carrying fake license plates, contained 363 boxes of cigarettes, 280 brand watches, 187 high-quality cigars, cosmetics, lighters, faux bijoux, handbags, shampoo and other goods, they said.
The suspects were referred to the judiciary to take the appropriate action against them.
Neither police nor the agency specified where the trucks were heading.
The ISF communique said the arrests took place on Friday.

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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.