Lebanon News

Army detains dozens of suspected drug traffickers

This picture released by the Lebanese army shows arrested suspects in Sadd Boushrieh, Thursday, May 15, 2014. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Army Website, HO)

BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army said Thursday it detained dozens of people suspected of being part of a drug trafficking network in the Metn neighborhood of Sadd al-Boushrieh.

In a statement, the military said soldiers raided a residential complex in the area and arrested a number of suspects, after the Army received information about the presence of a drug trafficking ring.

It added that the military also confiscated weapons, ammunition and a quantity of drugs of various kinds.

In one of the photos released by the Army, 24 suspects are seen handcuffed and on the floor.





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