Lebanon News

Army uncovers drug lab in east Lebanon raid

The conflict in Syrian is driving local violence on Lebanon's northeastern border. The Syrian town of Qusayr is in the back and Lebanese land in the foreground.

BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army discovered a makeshift drug lab and seized over 50 kilograms of marijuana and heroin during a raid earlier this week on the house of a wanted man in east Lebanon, the military said in a statement Saturday.

“Army units arrested during a raid on Jan. 17, 2013 Mohammad Wajih al-Dinaoui and seized a drug laboratory at his home in Al-Mrah, Hermel, along with 52 kilograms of marijuana, heroin, some arms and ammunition,” the statement said.

Dinaoui has several arrest warrants against him along with a number of indictments issued in absentia from the judiciary in the north, the south, Beirut and Mount Lebanon, the military added.

He has been accused of murder, trading in narcotics, theft and illegal possession of weapons.

The statement also said that the Army arrested in the same region Ali Imad Nasereddine, who is accused of firing shots in the direction of an Army unit and threatening to throw a hand grenade at soldiers.





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