Why smuggling across the Lebanese-Syrian border is unlikely to stop

Smuggling subsidized products into Syria is big business on both sides of the borders. No one knows the real costs to Lebanon.
by Bassem Ajami

19 May 2020 | 14:47

Source: by Annahar

  • by Bassem Ajami
  • Source: Annahar
  • Last update: 19 May 2020 | 14:47

In this Sunday, June 16, 2019 photo, Lebanese children look from the rooftop of their home at a Syrian camp in the eastern Lebanese border town of Arsal, Lebanon. (AP Photo)

The meeting of the Supreme Defense Council last week to address the smuggling operations from Lebanon into Syria was a useless exercise. There was no need for that meeting. Laws against smuggling are...
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