| 4 March 2024, Monday |

ISF foils smuggling operation of 480,000 counterfeit dollars through Rafic Hariri International Airport

Members of the Airport Inspection Battalion in the Security Unit of Embassies, Administrations and Public Institutions managed to foil a smuggling operation of $480,000 counterfeit hidden inside luggage on June 17, 2021, at 3:30 a.m., the General Directorate of the Internal Security Forces reported. Three Lebanese individuals were attempting to flee to Turkey, and are, namely:

M. M. (born in 1982)
O.K. (born in 1994)
A.A. (born in 1998).

After conducting investigations, two of the above-mentioned arrested persons confirmed that M.M. is the Head of the smuggling operation in cooperation with a person in Turkey.

In conformity with the Competent Judiciary’s indication, the seizures were assigned to the Office for Combating Financial Crimes and Money Laundering in the Judicial Police Unit for further investigation.


  • Sawt Beirut International