BEIRUT: Lebanon’s General Directorate of Internal Security Forces announced on Monday that they had arrested two Syrian nationals, aged 48 and 52, on suspicion of people smuggling. The suspects had been accused of smuggling people of various nationalities from Libya to Europe via boats. The suspects were operating in coordination with people of Lebanese nationality in the Wadi Khaled region in northern Lebanon, on the border with Syria. They also reportedly admitted that hundreds of people were smuggled by sea from Libya to Italy and Greece using boats. The Lebanese army has announced a series of security operations over the past two years that have resulted in the arrest of Daesh-affiliated armed cells preparing to implement terrorist plots inside Lebanon.
Source: Libya Today October 02, 2023 18:51 UTC