Security forces in Lebanon arrested on Wednesday an individual who was transporting dozens of liters of fuel.
At dawn on Wednesday, members of the Internal Security Forces (ISF) stopped a car at a checkpoint in Dahr El-Baydar, Mount Lebanon.
The driver, 22-year-old Lebanese national “M.H.,” was transporting around 800 liters of diesel fuel inside gallons and a storage tank, all placed in the back of the Jeep Cherokee he was driving, the ISF Public Relations Department said in a statement.
The suspect had placed the containers inside the car after removing its back seats.
He has been referred, along with the seized materials, to the Zahle Judicial Detachment of the Judicial Police Unit for further investigation, based on judicial notice, according to the statement.
Smuggling continues to drain the exhausted Lebanese market of fuel and other essential goods, with new attempts getting thwarted by security forces and the Lebanese Army every month.
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