Customs raids several shops in al-Hasbeh, a suburb of Sidon, in search of fruits and vegetables smuggled from Syria, March 12, 2019 (Mohammed Zaatari, The Daily Star)
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Lebanese Customs early Tuesday morning raided several shops in the Sidon suburb of al-Hasbeh in search of fruits and vegetables smuggled from Syria, causing commotion among shop owners who attempted to block Customs personnel from entering.Customs officials found that at least seven shops were selling produce purchased from merchants in Bekaa and Tripoli that had allegedly been smuggled from Syria.When the shop owners refused to let Customs confiscate their goods, Customs officers called for the Lebanese Army to intervene.
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