BEIRUT: Lebanese authorities vowed Wednesday to pursue terrorists, smugglers and residency law violators in the country.
“We will not slacken in pursuing members of smuggling and counterfeit networks and those violating the residency law in Lebanon and bringing them to justice,” said a statement by the General Security.
The statement said that between Aug. 26 and Sept. 17 General Security arrested 73 individuals including Lebanese, Arabs, Africans, Europeans and Asians for committing various criminal acts.
Among them were eight people charged for terrorism, two suspects charged over arms trading and smuggling of goods and a man charged over collaborating with a foreign security agency.
General Security urged Lebanese citizens and residents living in Lebanon to “comply with the laws.”
General Security has tried to strongly boost its law enforcement measures following a deadly bombing in the southern suburbs of Beirut last month.