Members of Lebanon's Internal Security Forces. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Three men have been arrested in the Bekaa Valley on suspicion of smuggling tobacco, cigarettes, alcohol and drugs between Syria and Lebanon, according to a statement from the Internal Security Forces released Monday.The three suspects, A.F. (born in 1978), Aa.F. (born in 1984) and Aa.F. (born in 2001), all Lebanese citizens, were arrested Friday by the Judicial Police in Majdal Anjar, according to the statement.After searching their homes and cars, the unit confiscated over 9,000 packs of cigarettes of various brands, 397 boxes of alcoholic drinks, $350,000 in cash, almost 500,000 Syrian pounds ($970) in cash and 3,900 pills of Tramadol, a prescription opiate used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain.
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