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‘One of the most dangerous fugitives’ arrested

A general view of a village in the Bekaa. (The Daily Star)

BEIRUT: Tawfiq Mohammad Ismail, who police considered to be one of the most dangerous wanted men in Lebanon, was arrested Thursday.

A security source told The Daily Star that a police unit arrested Ismail in an ambush at the entrance to the Bekaa Valley village of Khodr.

The source said Ismail was wanted on 70 warrants, including kidnapping and forgery.

Ismail, the source added, is also wanted for forming a gang and for opening fire on Lebanese Army soldiers.

Ismail was taken to the police headquarters in Beirut.

 

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