2 Mexicans arrested in Lebanon over theft charges


beirut-airport-6Two Mexicans have were  arrested at Rafik Hariri International Airport  in Beirut, Lebanon after they stole $159,000 from the car of two Syrians in the Karantina area, the Internal Security Forces announced on Friday.

This comes after  the two Syrians filed a theft report Thursday with the al-Nahr police station.

“Following intensive investigations, two individuals who were in the area when the robbery occurred were suspected of being involved in the operation,” the ISF  announcement said.

“In coordination with the al-Nahr police station and the ISF Intelligence Bureau, the Judicial Police department at RHIA managed to arrest them,” it added.

The ISF identified the two men as two Mexicans – 43-year-old E. M. and 36-year-old H. O.

“$155,000 was seized in their possession and they were referred to the al-Nahr police station for further investigations under the supervision of the relevant judicial authorities,” the ISF added.

In another  development , a 39-year-old Syrian man was arrested Thursday at the airport for trying to smuggle 22,100 Captagon pills to an Arab country.

The ISF said the narcotic pills were hidden in  boxes  of  sweets  inside a handbag.

Last Saturday, the ISF seized more than 35 kilograms of Captagon at the airport. Two Syrian travelers were trying to smuggle them to an Arab Gulf country, the ISF said.



7 responses to “2 Mexicans arrested in Lebanon over theft charges”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Is ANYONE asking 2 Syrians WHY they have $159,000 IN A CAR ???
    Is that the ‘New Bank Of Syria’ competing with Leb Banks??

    1. arzatna1 Avatar

      Perhaps it is the money for the drugs the other Syrian was trying to smuggle

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        Reporting ‘theft’ to the police and getting it back, while ratting out a few, was less dangerous than telling the ‘Drug Lord’ they lost the money …. that’s Lebanon. :-)))

    2. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      Syria has no law and order. During Lebanon War, drive-in tellers with tanks were emptying accounts and safe boxes, it happened to my family.
      In 1948 in Haifa, Zionists announced “(..) and we put our hands on 5 million Palestinian pounds in Bank accounts”.

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        Yes, I was being slightly facetious again … and I understand about the need to carry all your possessions everywhere when under ‘war conditions’ … but Lebanon is not ‘in’ the war, and it’s Banks are supposedly Very Secure (except when gangs come out of refugee camps to rob one), and these days deposits are ‘guaranteed’ right? One could even buy ‘country bonds’. 😉
        So drive it to Lebanon and deposit it, I would think to be slightly better – and don’t stop for coffee breaks before depositing … you never know where a Mexican might be hiding.
        As for Zionists and ISISies blowing bank safes … well … it seems to be a trend in Wars, after all.
        Not counting any government ‘freezing’ accounts
        One CAN understand the ‘Favourite Of Jews’ whenever they have been shuffled – Diamonds. So much smaller than huge bank-notes, and lighter than gold. Can be sewn into clothing too.
        Of course, if someone is taking all your clothes before showers, it could be a problem … but afterward, as they collect the gold from your teeth, it really won’t seem to matter.
        I just feel it’s an astounding amount of ‘pocket-change’ to be driving around with.
        At MY age, it really doesn’t concern me. I learned how to have no money, and be ‘in debt’ most of the time, so if some Mexican wants to rob my car, he’s only going to get a small tape collection of ‘old favourites’ … AND I’ll have a laugh as he tries to play THOSE in his newer car.
        (I’d bet the Syrian guys have a newer one than me.)

        1. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          You said ” Is ANYONE asking 2 Syrians WHY they have $159,000 IN A CAR ???
          I was responding to that 🙂

  2. Patience2 Avatar

    I hope he had the good taste to use Seasweet boxes!??

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