Army Seizes Weapons-Laden Car Coming from Syria near Arsalإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The Lebanese army said troops seized Wednesday in the Wadi Hmayyed area an arms-laden car coming from Syria and arrested its four Syrian passengers.
“As part of the mission of controlling the Lebanese-Syrian border, army forces intercepted this morning in the Wadi Hmayyed-Arsal area a dark blue Geely car that entered from Syria illegally,” an army statement said.
Four Syrian nationals were arrested and a quantity of machineguns, pistols, ammunition, military equipment and hand grenades was found in their possession, the statement added.
“The detainees and the seized items were referred to the relevant authorities and a probe has been launched under the supervision of the judiciary,” it said.
On September 29, the army announced seizing a Syria-bound truck loaded with “obsolete” ammunition in the border town of Arsal.
According to LBCI television, the truck came from the northern border region of Wadi Khaled.
On September 25, the army said a Syrian man was killed and two others were wounded after troops fired on a van that failed to stop at a checkpoint in Arsal.