Four Lebanese policemen accused of smuggling contraband into Roumieh prison

Published February 19th, 2015 - 09:04 GMT

Four prison officers were fired after being accused of facilitating the smuggling of contraband into Lebanon’s Roumieh Prison, local daily Al-Akhbar reported Thursday.

The report said the decision by the Internal Security Forces saw the removal of two wardens and two prison officers, including the Principal Prison Officer, a brigadier general identified only by the initials Gh.M., and former Roumieh Block D Principal Officer, Col. S.M.

The four had been accused of facilitating the smuggling of drugs and other prohibited items into Roumieh Prison, northeast of Beirut.

Last month, police raided Roumieh Prison, emptying the prison's notorious Block B after intercepting calls between Islamist prisoners and members of the cell behind a Jan. 10 twin suicide bombing in the northern city of Tripoli.

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