Lebanon News

ISF arrest 24 suspects in Bekaa Valley

Members of the Lebanese security forces control vehicles at a checkpoint in the Bekaa Valley, near the border with Syria on April 11, 2014. AFP PHOTO / STR

BEIRUT: The Internal Security Forces has apprehended 24 wanted suspects in the Bekaa Valley, including the head of a theft ring, police said Friday.

In a statement, the ISF said the arrests were made Thursday as part of a security plan to restore law and order to the region.

It identified the 29-year-old ring leader only by his initials, T.A.

The other suspects were charged with drug dealing, theft, forging legal documents, firing arms and impersonating security personnel.





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