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Army arrests Syrian gang dealing in fake gold

Several one-kilo gold bars.

BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army has arrested a Syrian gang that admitted to selling fake banknotes and bars of gold, the military said in a statement Friday.

According to the statement, the arrests came in an Army Intelligence unit raid on the ring’s location in Bourj Hammoud, east of Beirut, on Feb. 27.

Thirteen members of the group were arrested, it said.

The military said a quantity of fake banknotes was confiscated during the operation, without specifying the amount.

“An investigation is under way to arrest the rest of the perpetrators and bring them to justice,” the statement concluded.

 

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