Lebanese Army Stops Drug Turf War In Burj Al-Barajneh Camp


The Lebanese Army intervened to stop a dispute on Tuesday regarding drug trafficking between two rival families in the Burj Al-Barajneh area.

Rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns were used in the neighborhood’s violent clashes, which first began Monday night when alleged Syrian drug dealer Hasan Jaafar started arguing with members of a rival family within the area.

Member of the Palestinian Organization Liberation and the Fatah Movement Samir Abu Afash told Arab News that Jaafar started “shooting randomly in the direction of the [Palestinian refugee] camp.”

Afash stated that they called the Lebanese Army and Hezbollah to intervene in the night clashes. The army only arrived on the scene on Tuesday morning, where they allegedly confiscated stolen items.

Drug trafficking is not new on Lebanon’s streets. Just last week, the Internal Security Forces (ISF) arrested a professional drug smuggling organization planning to transport cocaine to France via the Rafic Hariri International Airport.

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