ISF: Suspect Arrested over Arms Trafficking
The Internal Security Forces arrested a van driver in the Bekaa district of Hermel on charges of trafficking arms and ammunition from Syria into Lebanon, the National News Agency reported on Saturday.
“Following intensive investigations, the ISF - Information Branch - managed to arrest the driver on charges of smuggling weapons and ammunition from Syria into Lebanon," an ISF statement said.
Police confiscated 26 ammunition boxes from his truck. Each box contained 440 gunshots, said the statement.
The detainee admitted during the course of investigation to having been secretly smuggling weapons and ammunition in coordination with his partners and in return for financial gains.
Investigations are still underway to catch the rest of the gang.