8 Killed as Army Raids Drug Kingpin in Bekaa

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Eight people were killed including a suspected drug trafficking baron in an army raid on his home in eastern Lebanon on Monday, the armed forces said.

"An army unit raided the house of Ali Zayd Ismail, wanted on several counts of drug trafficking in the area of Al-Hamudiya-Brital," in the Bekaa Valley, which borders Syria, the army said.

"The unit was shot at... forcing the force's members to retaliate, which led to the killing of eight gunmen," it said in a statement.

The army said it detained a further 41 people -- 16 Lebanese and 25 Syrians -- and seized weapons and drugs.

It said Ismail, a notorious figure, was among those killed.

In April, the army seized 20 kilogrammes (44 pounds) of Captagon from an abandoned house they said Ismail was using in Brital.

Captagon is classified by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime as an "amphetamine-type stimulant" and usually blends amphetamines, caffeine and other substances.

And in December, the army seized 800 kilogrammes of cannabis from Ismail's home.

Consuming, growing and selling marijuana are all illegal in Lebanon.

But in the Bekaa Valley, long marginalised by the central government, its widespread production has become a multi-million-dollar industry.

The Lebanese parliament is soon to review legislation to legalise medicinal marijuana, its speaker Nabih Berri said last week.

The move comes after a consulting firm, charged with setting a vision to kickstart the Lebanese economy, suggested legalising and regularising the production and sale of marijuana.

Comments 10
Thumb s.o.s 23 July 2018, 12:46

ladies and gentlemen, the Resistance!

Thumb galaxy 23 July 2018, 16:35

Ashraf Al Nass reinforcing the 'Golden Equation: Drugs, shooting at the Army, and Shia.

Thumb justin 23 July 2018, 17:09

hope blablablabla is ok

Thumb eagledawn 23 July 2018, 18:51

lol @blacacabla

I though the word "Harissa" was haram for a Shia extremist like you.

Thumb barrymore 23 July 2018, 19:12

@antonio

I thought you said you lived in Bkirki next to the Patriarch?

After all, where would a Christians of European parents live in Lebanon?

Thumb Puppet 23 July 2018, 21:16

I respect Mr. blablablabla because he is a successful Christian businessman, has an office in Paris, a beautiful secretary named Beatrice who operates state-of-the art Telex machine. I also admire him for hating fake news and for having connections with AFP.

Thumb s.o.s 23 July 2018, 21:46

Beatriz wrote on several occasions #metoo #balancetonporc habla habla aka Alexander (Ali) Benalla.

Thumb blablablablabla 24 July 2018, 08:36

great to see SOSaesh terrorist finally knowing how to disconnect and reconnect along with his justine trolls

Thumb whyaskwhy 23 July 2018, 18:54

As long as Kizb benefits from the filth of drugs and other illicit things to keep their people suppressed this is all fine. Lebanon will continue to suffer from the way the law is and many soldiers mothers will go to be with teary eyes due to the whims of the Ayatolla of Rockinolla

Thumb galaxy 23 July 2018, 19:19

The Shia crime of the day:

صدر عن المديرية العامة لقوى الامن الداخلي – شعبة العلاقات العامة البيان التالي:

بتاريخ 22/7/2018، ادّعى أحد المواطنين لدى فصيلة الغبيري في وحدة الدرك الإقليمي ضدّ رجل ثمانيني (مواليد عام 1938، لبناني) بجرم التحرّش والاعتداء جنسيًّا على ابنه القاصر الذي يبلغ من العمر 6 سنوات، مصرّحًا بأن هذه الحادثة حصلت صباح تاريخ الإدعاء، وتكرّرت سابقًا لمرات عدّة، وقد أثبت تقرير الطبيب الشرعي حالة الإعتداء الجنسي.

على الفور وبناءً على إشارة القضاء المختص توجهت دورية من الفصيلة المذكورة الى محلّة الشيّاح – شارع المصبغة، وأوقفَ عناصرها المشتبه به المذكور.