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Police arrest head of car theft ring in Bekaa

Members of the Lebanese security forces control vehicles at a checkpoint in the Bekaa Valley, near the border with Syria on April 11, 2014. AFP PHOTO / STR

BEIRUT: Police Monday arrested the head of a car theft ring in a Bekaa Valley town after a shootout wounded the wanted suspect, a security source told The Daily Star.

Members of the Internal Security Forces pursued Hussein Ismail, who was driving through Al-Taybeh village, and the two exchanged fire. The suspect and another man in the vehicle were both wounded, as were two policemen involved in the chase.

Ismail has several arrest warrants out against him and is one of the “most dangerous heads of car theft rings in Lebanon,” the source said. He will now be interrogated.

 

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