BEIRUT: A heinous family crime shocked the residents of a southern city Monday, while across the country dozens were arrested for various crimes over the weekend. In the city of Nabatieh, a Lebanese woman allegedly killed her mother-in-law before fleeing to an unknown destination. The National News Agency reported that Z.F. allegedly murdered her 73-year-old mother-in-law, identified by her initials as N.F., with a single blow to the head with a sharp tool in the Mashaa neighborhood of the city.
Internal Security Forces personnel and a forensics team examined the body and crime scene, and launched an investigation and a manhunt for the alleged killer.
In Beirut, police arrested five people Monday for possession of drugs and unlicensed arms.
In Ain al-Mreisseh, a Lebanese man identified by his initials M.B. was arrested for possessing an unlicensed gun and using it in several incidents to threaten and intimidate citizens.
In Ramlet al-Baida, Lebanese national H.A. was also arrested for possessing an unlicensed gun as well as illegal pills.
In Raouche, a Lebanese identified as B.A. was arrested for alleged theft.
A Syrian, wanted on an arrest warrant, and a Palestinian, wanted for theft, were also apprehended.
Over the weekend, the ISF arrested 75 persons across the country for various crimes.
An ISF statement said that 13 people were arrested for participating in robberies, three were detained for forging official documents, and three more apprehended for smuggling money.
Also, 13 foreigners were arrested for illegal residence in Lebanon and nine for using expired residence documents. Five more were taken into custody for attempting to enter the country illegally.
Five people were apprehended for possessing and dealing drugs, two others for involvement in hit-and-run accidents and a further two for prostitution.
Four further arrests were made for killing, shooting, assault and quarreling, while five other people for whom arrest warrants had been issued were detained.