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Lebanon's Foreign Ministry said Sunday that a recent Foreign Policy article alleging the Lebanese state was protecting Hezbollah-linked cocaine trade in Latin America was "incorrect".The article, published on the American magazine's website Friday, said Lebanese Charge d'Affaires in Paraguay Hassan Hijazi had urged Paraguay's attorney general not to extradite alleged Hezbollah financier Nader Mohammad Farhat to the U.S. after his arrest in Paraguay in May.Farhat was detained for his role in an alleged $1.3 million scheme to launder drug money, reportedly routing money through the U.S., thus justifying his extradition there.The illicit trade in cocaine, in addition to other illegal trades, has been on the rise in this area over the past few years, and Hezbollah has been reported to be playing an active role.
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