Lebanon thwarts traffickers attempt to sail three boats to Cyprus

IT has emerged that Lebanon’s state security on Sunday arrested 54 Syrian nationals during their attempt to leave Lebanon illegally by sea from northern al-Ballan Island.

The National News Agency reported the Syrian nationals, including 25 men, 9 women and 20 children, were arrested when waiting for three ships to transport them to Cyprus.

The arrested people were transferred to the relevant judicial bodies for investigation and other legal procedures.

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