BEIRUT: Two men wanted by the security forces were Thursday arrested in eastern Lebanon and in Beirut, according to a statement by the police and the Lebanese Army.
A 31-year-old man was arrested in Brital, east Lebanon, a statement from the police said. He was wanted on nine arrest warrants for crimes including forming a gang, theft, and kidnapping.
Identified by his initials D.M., the man was arrested in a police raid at his house at dawn. An investigation is underway.
The arrest is part of a security plan enforced earlier this year in Brital.
The Lebanese Army also announced Thursday that it had arrested an individual in the Beirut neighborhood of Al-Tariq al-Jadideh.
The man, identified as Bilal Mahmoud Issa, was wanted for several crimes including shooting at people, heading up a gang, riding unlicensed motorcycles, and attacking a political party office in the Beirut neighborhood of Qasqas.
Issa has been handed over to the relevant authorities, the statement said.