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Man Arrested In Lebanon With 800 Liters Of Diesel Fuel In His Car

Man Arrested In Lebanon With 800 Liters Of Diesel Fuel In His Car

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.

Last week, the Lebanese Army arrested nine people attempting to smuggle fuel and medicine from Lebanon to Syria.

On Thursday, Lebanese security forces in Sidon also seized a large amount of diesel fuel stored inside barrels used for storing and transporting pickles.

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Man Arrested In Lebanon With 800 Liters Of Diesel Fuel In His Car

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