The Syrian security forces started a massive operation in the Latakia Governorate this week that targets several wanted criminals around the province.
According to a report from the security forces, their personnel have already arrested a large number of wanted criminals in the provincial capital and port-city of Jableh.
The report added that the security forces arrested criminals from all over, including powerful and famous families.
This latest move by the Syrian security forces comes just days after the Russian military demanded the authorities crackdown on corruption inside the country.
More operations like this are expected to take place inside every Syrian province in the coming weeks.