BEIRUT, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's state security arrested Wednesday 43 Syrian nationals in Manara, West Bekaa, for their illegal entry to the country, the National News Agency reported.
The arrested people were referred to judicial bodies for further investigations and other legal procedures.
Internal security agencies also arrested, a day earlier, 34 Syrian nationals in the village of Swayri in West Bekaa for their illegal entry to Lebanon.
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.