Lebanon News

Two detained over drugs, robbery

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

BEIRUT: Two brothers were detained in east Lebanon after police found drugs hidden in one mini-bus and masks and an iron bar in another, a statement said Tuesday.

The statement said policemen at the Dahr al-Baidar checkpoint confiscated Monday 250 grams of hashish “hidden professionally” in a white Mercedes-Benz passenger van.

It said the van driver, identified as 29-year-old J.H., was detained and referred to the Anti-Drug Office in the Bekaa Valley.

The same day, the same place, police stopped a silver SsangYong van and detained M.H., 36, J.H.’s brother, after they found two face masks and an iron bar in his possession, the statement added.

It said M.H., who is wanted on six robbery counts, was referred to the Zahle police station for further investigation.





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