BEIRUT, June 11 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's state security arrested on Tuesday 38 Syrian nationals for their illegal entry into Lebanon.
The arrest of the Syrians took place in Sowayri in Bekaa, according to Elnashra, an online independent newspaper.
The arrested people were referred to judicial bodies for further investigations and other legal procedures.
The Lebanese security forces have been trying to crack down on smuggling in areas close to the border with Syria.
Also, Lebanon's Higher Defense Council instructed the country's General Security to send away Syrian refugees who entered Lebanon in an illegal way to curb human trafficking.