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Lebanon Busts Network Smuggling People to Europe via Beirut Airport

Lebanon Busts Network Smuggling People to Europe via Beirut Airport

Monday, 19 October, 2020 - 08:30
FILE PHOTO - A view of an empty hall at Beirut's international airport as Lebanon temporarily shuts down the airport, after declaring a medical state of emergency as part of the preventive measures against the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beirut, Lebanon March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

The Lebanese General Security Sunday busted a network of smugglers at the Beirut airport who were trying to transport people from Lebanon to Europe, according to the state-run National News Agency.


According to the NNA, the General Security caught Lebanese and Palestinian people being smuggled to Spain at the airport.


They also discovered that members of the smuggling network work in different departments at the airport and included the agent of one of the airplanes the people were going to be smuggled on, the head of operations of a ground services company and an employee at the private flights terminal.


During interrogations the smugglers admitted to smuggling people and were referred to the judiciary.


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