Labor ministry inspector Rasha Lazzak is seen during a crackdown on illegal foreign workers in Sidon, July 10, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Labor Minister Camille Abousleiman said Wednesday his ministry's inspectors shuttered 20 shops as part of its crackdown on undocumented foreign labor, after the one-month grace period he gave employers to apply for a work permit ended.The ministry dispatched inspectors accompanied by Internal Security Forces personnel from the early morning to nine areas, including Baabda's Ghobeiri, Beirut's Hamra, Kesrouan's Jounieh, Zahle's Barr Elias, Baalbeck's Douris, Akkar's Halba, Nabatieh's Doueir, Sidon and Tripoli, Abousleiman said.Local broadcasters Wednesday showed Labor Ministry inspectors going inside shops in Ghobeiri and Hamra and giving violation notices to shops that employed people without work permits.
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