Around 40 people were arrested Friday at a Syrian refugee gathering in the Koura town of Deddeh, state-run National News Agency reported.

“Army intelligence agents raided their place of residence at the al-Waha commercial project in Deddeh,” NNA said.

They were arrested over violations related to residency laws and identification papers, the agency noted.

“The detainees were referred to the relevant authorities as a number of violating motorbikes were also seized,” NNA said.