Members Of A Flour Smuggling Network Were Arrested In Northern Lebanon

An Internal Security Forces (ISF) policeman was found dead in a car on Tuesday.

In the context of the follow-up of the Information Division of the Internal Security Forces (ISF) to the food security amid the economic crisis, orders were given to intensify efforts to limit the illegal sales of subsidized flour on the black market.

The investigations by this division resulted in the identification of a network that smuggles and transports subsidized flour from North Lebanon to the Bekaa and sells it on the black market.

Two persons were arrested: A. H. Lebanese, born in 1998, and A. A. Lebanese, born in 1992.

As now announced by the ISF, the Division’s patrols were able to arrest on September 6th the first suspect in Al-Qubba locality and the second in Al-Tabbaneh locality in Tripoli, in two pickup trucks loaded with a quantity of 23 tons of subsidized flour.

During the interrogation, they admitted that they were among members of a network that smuggled and transported subsidized flour from the North Governorate to the Bekaa and sold it on the black market.

They had previously carried out 16 operations of transporting large quantities of subsidized flour to Baalbek, estimated at about 300 tons of subsidized flour that were sold on the black market.

The competent reference was deposited based on the judiciary’s reference, and search and investigation reports were circulated against the rest of those involved, and work is continuing to arrest them.

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