The Internal Security Forces’ General Directorate on Thursday said in a statement that it had foiled an attempt to smuggle subsidized diesel from Lebanon to Syria through the Masnaa crossing.

In further details, the ISF statement explained that on 01/14/2021, its patrols were able to clamp down on four trucks in the town of Majdal Anjar, in the Bekaa Valley, seize them, and arrest their drivers, who are all of a Syrian nationality.

Upon inspecting the aforementioned trucks, it was found that each of them had an additional tank – other than the truck’s original tank — filled with smuggled diesel.

The total quantities of seized diesel fuel is approximately 4,300 liters.

When interrogating the drivers, they confessed to have been planning to smuggle diesel into Syrian territories.

Consequently, they were all arrested. The trucks and the amount of smuggled diesel have been seized, based on the request of the competent judiciary.


Source: National News Agency