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A third women trafficking network uncovered in Hamra & Dora


Following the arrest of the Safra and Ma3ameltayen women trafficking networks east of the capital, the General Directorate of Security Forces- Public Relations Section, announced in a statement on Saturday the uncovering of yet another prostitution ring this time in the areas of Dora and Hamra in Beirut, in less than two months. Some 12 involved Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian girls, one under age, along with five young men, have been captured.  The culprits used mobile phones and social media to entice customers. The arrest came upon information gathered by the Anti-Human Trafficking and Morals Protection Bureau- the Judiciary Police Unit. The five men facilitated the act of prostitution, the SF statement said, noting that investigation is underway by the competent court. (An Nahar, Al Diyar, June 26, 2016)
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