Individual arrested of his involvement in smuggling illegal immigrants by the sea
The Army Command – Directorate of Orientation issued the following statement:
On 21/09/2022, the Intelligence Directorate arrested the citizen (B.D.) on suspicion of his involvement in smuggling illegal immigrants by the sea. As a result of the investigation, it was proven that he was involved in running a network for smuggling illegal immigrants across the sea, starting from the Lebanese coast extending from Arida in the north to Minya in the south. He also confessed the preparation of the recent smuggling operation from Lebanon to Italy by the sea on 21/09/2022, which resulted in the sinking of the boat off the Syrian coast on 22/09/2022.
The investigation began with the arrestee under the supervision of the competent judicial authorities to follow up the network and arrest its members.