Army Seizes Arms, Drugs and Arrests 14 Suspects in Metn Town

The Lebanese army said Wednesday it has seized weapons, ammunition and drugs from a building in a town in the north Metn area and arrested more than 12 suspects.

An army communique said the raid took place in Sabtieh on Tuesday night after the military received a tip-off about the suspicious activities carried out there.

The army unit arrested 14 suspects, including 6 Syrians.

It seized drugs, weapons, ammunition, hand grenades in addition to cash, military gear, communications equipment and fake IDs from the suspects, the communique said.

The detainees and the confiscated material were handed over to the appropriate authorities, it added.

The state-run National News Agency said the raid targeted the house of Ali Monzer Zoaiter in the area of Fanar. The army arrested his brother Mohammed who has several warrants issued against him.

Ali, who is one of the most wanted fugitives in the country, is a top drug trafficker.

The military also apprehended 14 others, NNA said.



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