The Lebanese army announced today, Saturday, the arrest of a group of persons (Lebanese and Syrians) working in the area of illegal money transfers and exchange, and conducting transfers of terrorists abroad.
The Lebanese army said in a statement: “By following up on one of the terrorist financing files, the Intelligence Directorate arrested one of the Syrians who has been living in Lebanon for a long time and is working in the transfer of funds illegally, who sent money transfers outside Lebanon in favor of a terrorist.”
The statement pointed out that, based on the confessions that this person made about ways to transfer money from Lebanon, the Intelligence Directorate has determined to identify a group of people (Lebanese and Syrians) working in the field of illegal money transfer and exchange, some of them under the guise of legal offices and companies using a platform Unlicensed electronic devices belonging to “Al-Barakat” company for financial transfers.
After searches and investigations, a force from the Intelligence Directorate implemented concurrent raids in 12 different Lebanese regions, during which they arrested 16 people (13 Syrians and 3 Lebanese) and seized computers and cellular devices used by them in the transfer operations, in addition to large sums of money, and investigations are still ongoing. The search is continuing.