The Lebanese Army Command announces that units have arrested 39 people suspected of firing on New Year’s Day in the Bekaa Valley and northern Lebanon. 7 Kalashnikovs, 6 pistols, hunting rifles as well as ammunition, 4 grenades and hashish were also seized.

The apprehended persons were brought before the competent judicial authorities.

This information comes after the internal security forces had already announced yesterday that 238 people will be prosecuted for firing stray bullets during the New Year, said a statement from the internal security forces. Among them, 5 people have already been arrested for 48 hours.

As a reminder, joy shots are prohibited in Lebanon and are the cause of many deaths. This is a tradition followed in different regions on the occasion of weddings, exams, such as the publication of the results of the patent or the baccalaureate or even at the beginning or at the end of the speech of men. policies. An MEA plane was even hit by one of his shots while parked at Beirut International Airport last year.

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