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Two German citizens kidnapped in eastern Lebanon were freed on Saturday, hours after their abduction, but police arrested them on drug trafficking charges, the official National News Agency reported.
"The Germans abducted last night in the eastern Bekaa Valley were released today," NNA said, adding that "police have arrested them for drug trafficking." It did not give further details.
The Germans were seized on Friday by unknown gunmen demanding a ransom for their release, in what a security official said appeared to be a criminal rather than a political act.