Accused of involving in crimes and drug trade | Two Lebanese among three suspects killed in Tartus city
Tartus province: SOHR sources have reported that three gunmen accused of involving in crimes and drug trade were killed on Tuesday, after being surrounded by the police in al-Radar neighbourhood in Tartus city.
According to SOHR sources, a police patrol stormed a house in al-Radar neighbourhood in order to arrest a suspect for being involved in a crime and drug trade. When the members of the patrol arrived at the house, the gunmen opened fire on them and showed desperate resistance, before one of the gunmen blew himself up with an explosive belt, which resulted in the death of the two other gunmen. It is worth noting that one of the gunmen was Syrian, while the two others were Lebanese.
Drug trade is prevalent greatly throughout Syria, especially with the growing influence of the Lebanese Hezbollah and the fact that a large number of the Syrians have joined Hezbollah with the aim of trading in and having drugs.