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New Syrian women trafficking ring uncovered in Mount Lebanon and Beirut

4-8-2017

In its continued efforts to combat human trafficking, the General Directorate of Internal Security Forces uncovered yesterday a new prostitution ring active in the Mount Lebanon and Beirut areas. In the details, the ISF statement said that the Anti-Human Trafficking and Morals Protection Bureau at the Judiciary Police Unit has information on a Syrian family who sold their underage daughter (18 years) to a Syrian punter in return for Syrian Liras 500,000 (USD 2000). The Syrian man, nicknamed Abu Iskandar, cleared the entry of the girl into Lebanon and handed her over to a Syrian procurer, F.S, who, in accomplice with the Lebanese, J.K, facilitates sex work and human trafficking within a prostitution network operating in the capital and Mount Lebanon, the ISF statement said. As a result of intensive surveillance and investigation, a patrol from the Police Unit detained two Syrian girls who were with the minor, along with the Syrian driver, 20 years, who drove them to the suspicious hotels, and the Lebanese man, J.K. Investigation, the statement concluded, is ongoing under a competent judiciary to capture culprits still at large. (Al Mustaqbal, August 3, 2017)

Previous related news:
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New prostitution ring and trafficking involving Syrian women busted in Junieh

 

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