BEIRUT: The Army said Wednesday it detained 860 people on various offenses during the month of August. It said the offenses included smuggling, illegal residency and possessing and trafficking in illegal substances.
It also handed out over 200 citations for driving without proper vehicle registration papers.
Separately, a man was detained in Beirut for passing counterfeit currency, police reports said.
Beirut-based Judicial Police detained a man, 29, identified by his initials M. A. Sh., for passing counterfeit currency and found an unspecified number of fake $100 bills in his possession.