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No more Mr. Nice Guy: Drug dealer detained

  • File photo of drugs seized in Beirut's Airport. (The Daily Star/HO)

BEIRUT: Security forces arrested Tuesday one of the most infamous drug dealers in the country who was known as "Nice Guy," a security source told The Daily Star.

The suspect, identified as Adel Njeim, was in his chalet in Faraya, a mountainous region, when security forces detained him.

Describing him as one of the country's main drug dealers, the source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that "Nice Guy" sold drugs in several areas, including the Beirut district of Ashrafieh and the northern town of Batroun.

He used to work in nightclubs, cabarets, schools, colleges and coffee shops, the source said.

"He used to sell 3 kilograms of cocaine on a daily basis," the source said, adding that authorities had been tracking Njeim's movements for three months.

In a statement, the Internal Security Forces said Njeim, 31, has 56 arrest warrants out against him, LL100 million worth of fines as well as three search warrants for drug charges.

 
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Summary

Security forces arrested Tuesday one of the most infamous drug dealers in the country who was known as "Nice Guy," a security source told The Daily Star.

The suspect, identified as Adel Njeim, was in his chalet in Faraya, a mountainous region, when security forces detained him.

Describing him as one of the country's main drug dealers, the source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that "Nice Guy" sold drugs in several areas, including the Beirut district of Ashrafieh and the northern town of Batroun.


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