Lebanese security forces have arrested an individual who had been promoting drugs on social media.
The Internal Security Forces (ISF) said in a statement Thursday that Facebook users in Lebanon recently shared news about a person who had published an advertisement for the sale of drugs on the social network.
The news reported that the individual resided at the outskirts of the Beddawi Refugee Camp in Tripoli, North Lebanon.
Subsequently, on January 17th, after close follow-up and extensive investigation, a patrol of the Northern Investigation Detachment in the Regional Gendarmerie Unit managed to locate and arrest the suspect at the said camp’s outskirts.
The suspect, identified as “A.S.,” is a Palestinian national born in 2004, whom the ISF’s statement said is wanted under an arrest warrant for the crime of theft, and was confirmed to have been promoting drugs.
The detainee was accordingly handed over to the competent authority for further investigation.
Notably, on the same day, the ISF announced that a special forces unit had arrested a group of four in a car in the city of Dbayeh, in the Matn District, Mount Lebanon, for abusing and promoting drugs.
They had several sachets of cocaine, 400 grams of marijuana, and some narcotic pills, in addition to 5 mobile phones and a couple of grinders used for breaking down cannabis.