Lebanon’s security forces have arrested a man regarded as one of the biggest heroin dealers in the country.
Recently, the Judicial Police Unit received a tip about the transport of ready-to-sell narcotic substances between Beqaa and Mount Lebanon and accordingly launched tracking and surveillance operations, the Internal Security Forces (ISF) said in a statement on Tuesday.
These operations lasted weeks and eventually led, on May 31, to the arrest of “H.B.” (Lebanese, 30 years old), on Beirut‘s Airport Road, by a judicial police force.
According to the ISF, H.B. is among the biggest suppliers of heroin in the Mount Lebanon region.
Security forces searched the suspect and his house, and found the following:
- 419 sachets containing 590 grams of heroin
- 10 sachets containing 10 grams of crystal meth
- 6 sachets of salvia and a large bag containing the same substance, weighing 23 grams
- 4 bags containing 24 grams of cannabis
- 3 sachets containing 1 gram of crack cocaine
- 16 Rivotril pills
A handgun with a magazine, in addition to a hand grenade, a mobile phone, 2,568,000 Lebanese pounds, and a motorcycle were also seized from H.B., and an investigation into the case has been launched under the supervision of the competent judicial authority.
Just a day earlier, on Monday, the ISF announced the arrest of another dangerous criminal, nicknamed “The Ghost.”