BEIRUT: Lebanese authorities said Friday that they had detained three people for fraud and making counterfeit money.
In a statement, General Security said it raided two apartments in Doueir and Mayfadoun in south Lebanon and confiscated a printing machine used to forge documents and make counterfeit banknotes as well as silver and gold coins.
The raid took place Thursday.
Upon the request of the State Prosecution, two Lebanese, identified by their initials as A.S. and T.H., and Syrian M.Q. were detained on charges of forming an armed gang aimed at forging documents and fraud.
They were referred to the judiciary for prosecution.