BEIRUT: General Security announced Friday the arrest of a Lebanese man on suspicion of fraud and human trafficking. A statement said that Aa.Sh. admitted to belonging to a criminal network that engages in human trafficking across Lebanon and Syria. Lebanese security forces have been cracking down on traffickers since the country began demanding entry permits for Syrians in an attempt to stem the flow of refugees. General Security said the network forged hotel reservations which allowed Syrians to obtain entry permits.

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