Beirut airport, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The Foreign Ministry Wednesday denied that a foreign consul to Lebanon had been involved in a case in which cocaine was trafficked through Beirut's international airport.A judicial source told The Daily Star that investigations into the case had likely been completed this week and the case sent back to the military prosecutor.The Foreign Ministry in its statement urged media organizations to ensure their reporting on the case was accurate – seemingly in response to reports from certain outlets, including NNA, that referred to the third suspect as a consul.When the case was first reported, a high-ranking source at Lebanese Customs confirmed to The Daily Star that two Internal Security Forces members were being questioned in relation to the case.
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