Jounieh Municipality building, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
BEIRUT: A prostitution ring was busted overnight Tuesday in Jounieh, north of Beirut, a statement from the police said.
The statement issued by Police Discipline Unit said 26 people were arrested during the night raid in the coastal city.
Security sources told The Daily Star that six men, two Syrians and four Lebanese, were running a human-trafficking ring for the purpose of sexual exploitation and prostitution.
The ring included 20 women, three Lebanese and 17 Syrians, the sources said.
They were all found in an apartment in Jounieh during the raid, the sources said.
The suspects were arrested after a tip to the police of suspicious activity at the residence, they added.
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