Lebanon Police Seize Drugs, Weapons in Baalbeck Raid

Published August 15th, 2018 - 01:04 GMT
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The Lebanese Army Wednesday raided houses and farms belonging to three wanted men in the Baalbeck town of Boudai, seizing drugs and weapons, an Army statement reported, a day after a similar operation was conducted.

An Army Intelligence unit raided the properties of suspects Abbas Ali Saadoun Zeaiter, Ghazi Mahmoud Shamas and Mohammad Mahmoud Shamas in Boudai. All three remained at large.

“They are wanted for arrest for several offenses related to trading and dealing drugs,” the statement said.

The Army said it seized large amounts of Captagon, hashish and equipment needed to produce these drugs.

“This is in addition to seizing a number of various weapons and ammunition,” the statement said.

The Army added it was investigating two Syrian nationals who were arrested during the raid for not having identity documents.

A security source told The Daily Star that some residents in Boudai burned tires in rejection of the Army raid.

Wednesday's raid came after an Army patrol Tuesday raided the houses of wanted individuals in Boudai, confiscating around 200 kilograms of hashish, four hand grenades, a hunting rifle, an M16 rifle with ammunition and various military weapons. The Army also arrested Nasser Mahmoud Shamas, who is wanted for engaging in multiple incidents of gun firing. A Kalashnikov rifle and ammunition was found at his house.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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