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The Lebanese Interior Minister confirms his country's condemnation of the drug smuggling operation to Saudi Arabia

Lebanese Interior Minister Mohamed Fahmy affirmed his country's condemnation of the smuggling of narcotic substances into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia via Lebanon, and everything that affects the kingdom's security, stability and the safety of its people.


This came during a phone call made by the Lebanese Interior Minister, with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan.


The Presidency of the Lebanese Republic stated - in a statement - that Minister Fahmy informed President Michel Aoun of the latest developments in this file and the details of contact with the Saudi minister.


The presidential statement indicated that the Lebanese Interior Minister informed the Saudi Foreign Minister about the measures that Lebanon had taken in order to deal with this issue.


The Lebanese Presidency added that the President of the Republic was informed of the results of the ongoing investigations into the incident and the measures that were taken in light of the expanded presidential meeting held yesterday at the Baabda Republican Palace to discuss the matter.


The Lebanese state had assigned the Minister of Interior to communicate and coordinate with the Saudi authorities to follow up procedures to uncover the perpetrators and prevent the recurrence of smuggling of narcotic substances, after the Saudi authorities announced a few days ago that they had thwarted the smuggling of large quantities of drugs in fruit shipments coming from Lebanon, which resulted in the issuance of the Kingdom. For a decision banning the entry of Lebanese agricultural products into Saudi Arabia or crossing its lands.


In a related development, the Lebanese economic authorities called for a series of solid and practical measures to be taken in order to combat drugs and their promoters, control the legal crossings and close illegal crossings, noting that the Lebanese state, with all its institutions and its reputation, is at stake after the crisis of drug smuggling into Saudi Arabia and the ban on the entry of Lebanese agricultural products. To its territory.


The Lebanese economic organizations, which represent a gathering of private sector institutions in Lebanon, stressed the need to work to address this crisis, which will have disastrous effects on hundreds of thousands of Lebanese and on the national economy, expressing their deep fear that the inaction in dealing with the current crisis seriously will lead to the daring of the outlaws and promoters. More drugs and smugglers have to do with the state and persevere with their criminal acts. Consequently, the ban expanded to include other countries and additional products.