Lebanese customs arrest Jordanian with $3.5m at Hariri Int’l Airport

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AMMAN — A Jordanian businessman was arrested by Lebanese customs at the Rafic Hariri International Airport as he was about to leave for London on a private plane.اضافة اعلان

He was found in possession of $3.5 million which he had withdrawn from a Lebanese bank.

Arrest and confiscationAccording to news sources, the businessman was taken into custody by customs officials, and after review, Cassation Public Prosecutor Judge Ghassan Oweidat placed a travel ban on him.

The money was confiscated, and the file was referred to Financial Public Prosecutor Judge Ali Ibrahim.

Ministerial intervention and alleged involvementReports suggest that a minister in the Mikati government was trying to influence the authorities to release the Jordanian and allow him to leave the country with the money.

There are also suspicions that unidentified parties are involved in the case.

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