Lebanon arrests 6 foreigners over medicine smuggling: media

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-06 22:10:47|Editor: huaxia

BEIRUT, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's state security arrested on Tuesday six Egyptian nationals for attempting to smuggle, through the airport, hundreds of boxes of medicines from Lebanon to Egypt, the National News Agency reported.

The arrested people said they bought the medicines from different pharmacies in Lebanon. They were released after submitting their residency documents to relevant judicial bodies in Lebanon.

Lebanon has been fighting against the smuggling of medicines amid a shortage in medical products in the country as people have stored big quantities in their houses before the Central Bank of Lebanon lifts subsidies on these products by the end of this month which will cause an increase in their prices.

The Central Bank of Lebanon is planning to lift subsidies on medicines due to the shortage in U.S. dollars in the country. Enditem