Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces (ISF) has recently been tracking a drug trafficking network in the Mount Lebanon governorate. This week, the security agency announced that it had caught the mastermind of the network.
In a statement, the ISF said earlier that a special force from the Judicial Police unit set up an ambush in Jnah, where it was able to arrest “one of the most dangerous dealers within this network, as he is permanently armed, and constantly changing his car.”
The detainee, who is Lebanese, born in 1986, and was identified as “A.H.,” was carrying 7 sachets of cocaine, a pistol, and two cellphones. But while he was a big catch, the biggest one in this network had yet to come.
Continued investigations led the ISF to the mastermind of the network, a 57-year-old Lebanese national identified as “R.B.” who goes by the nickname of “The Uncle.”
He was arrested on October 25th while he was distributing drugs in a Kia Picanto car to dealers in Furn El-Chebbak with his Lebanese wife “G.N.,” the ISF statement said.
While searching them, the ISF unit found and seized 113 cocaine sachets, crack cocaine, cannabis, 3 mobile devices, and a sum of money.
Additionally, 124 cocaine sachets, more crack cocaine, and 4 more mobile phones were uncovered upon searching the house of “The Uncle” and his wife.
The ISF said that the detainees were referred to the central anti-drug office for further investigation.