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Lebanon arrests 5 customs agents over theft

Lebanon arrests 5 customs agents over theft

BEIRUT: Five employees at the customs department were arrested on the order of Lebanese Financial Prosecutor Judge Dani Shebli involved in bribery and embezzlement.

Said B., Ali K., Ibrahim M., Mahmoud S. and Mona S. were charged with stealing money they had collected from customs fees, and with fabricating fake documents to conceal their crimes, the NNA said.

They were accused of exploiting their positions at the public institution for personal benefits and committing “intentional negligence during work.” Shebli referred them to the First Investigative Judge of Beirut.

Shebli also requested further interrogations with the employees, and the investigation of the role of a shipment and trade company suspected of engaging in counterfeiting and tax evasion.