BEIRUT: The Army said over the weekend it arrested two people involved in the abduction of a pharmacist in east Lebanon.
Members of the Army Intelligence were able to locate the kidnappers in the Bekaa town of Brital when a unit raided a house there, a statement by the body's general directorate said.
Two people, identified as Abdel-Amir Saleh and Dored Saleh, were arrested at the house. The two already have several arrest warrants against them for abduction charges and arms trading.
The suspected kidnappers were interrogated and the Army is in pursuit of others involved in the pharmacist's abduction.
Wissam al-Khatib, the abducted pharmacist, was released on Oct. 16 near Zahle.
Khatib was opening his pharmacy in Karak al-Maallaqah, in the district of Zahle, when gunmen kidnapped him on Sept. 29 prompting residents and the Pharmacists Association to hold several protests.
The Pharmacists Association has demanded that the government provide pharmacists with better protection in light of the risk of kidnappings and theft.