Lebanon News

Judge indicts inmates, policemen over drugs in Roumieh

Lebanese policemen exit the Roumieh prison, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

BEIRUT: Lebanon Military Investigative Judge Fadi Sawan issued an indictment Tuesday against 32 inmates and eight police, including an officer, over promoting drugs inside Roumieh Prison, judicial sources told The Daily Star.

In the indictment, Sawan accused the 32 inmates of drug abuse and trafficking and requested a sentence of 15 years of hard labor.

He also requested three months to three years imprisonment for the police accused of violating instructions.

Sawan referred the case to the military tribunal for trial.

Drug trafficking is common in Lebanon’s largest detention facility.

In 2012, almost 50 guards were arrested on charges of helping inmates gain access to drugs in the prison.





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