Jumblat Accuses Unnamed Officials of Corruption in Several Heated Files

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Progressive Socialist Party chief MP Walid Jumblat said on Tuesday that several heated files in Lebanon are marred with corruption, firing accusations against officials without naming them in covering a prostitution ring that was unveiled last week.

He said that the sex slavery ring unveiled has been in business for many years and in complicity with senior officials at the Vice Squad.

“Do you know that the prostitution ring has been unveiled by coincidence and through a free officer with a clear conscience,” Jumblat said via Twitter.

“The ring has been working for several years now in collaboration with senior officials in the Vice Squad,” he added.

On Thursday, the Internal Security Forces busted what it called the “most dangerous” human trafficking and prostitution ring in Lebanon.

ISF was able to liberate around 75 women, mostly Syrian nationals in the operation.

On the illegal internet network, the PSP chief said: “Do you know that a 'hawk' judge has requested a subordinate judge to amble in the investigations in the network?”

“How would he not (the judge) do that while top security and media figures in addition to administrators are involved in the network?” he asked.

Illegal internet stations were uncovered in March where it was reported that they have installed stations that are not subject to the state control.

They are buying international internet bandwidth with nominal cost from Turkey and Cyprus which they are selling back to Lebanese subscribers at reduced prices.

It has been reported that wireless internet towers and technical equipment were placed lawlessly in some mountainous terrains including Tannourine, al-Dinnieh, Sannine and al-Zaarour.

Smuggled internet services initiate risks namely the possibility of security breaches as they lack the basic control standards exposing Lebanon's security to third parties, including Israel.

SourceNaharnet
Comments 19
Thumb eagledawn 05 April 2016, 12:32

“The ring has been working for several years now in collaboration with senior officials in the Vice Squad,” he added.

For you to say that ( and you are probably correct ) it means you also have known about it for years. So, why the sudden rush of conscience and transparency;)!

Thumb barrymore 05 April 2016, 17:57

because his comments are politically motivated and directed at certain officers or certain positions that he ultimately wants for himself.

Thumb Tony.Farris 05 April 2016, 12:56

When they Don't get paid they expose... They all criminals.

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 05 April 2016, 13:16

Walid Junblatt is part of this corrupt and criminal system. He created it, fuels it and ignites it.

Thumb norma-jean 05 April 2016, 15:29

Cutie;

I was insulted and my comment was also erased.

Thumb norma-jean 05 April 2016, 15:35

Cutie; here is my comment that was deleted... what was wrong with it?

I was shocked to learn of this horrific ring of slavery. Jannah being an iraqian refugee herself was approached by this ring not too long ago. They thought she had no one to protect her. Little did they know that norma is behind her. Once she mentioned my name, they backed off. I sent a couple of these houthian villains to their destined fate a few months ago. I am feared now cutie. A woman has to stand up for herself. Gone are the days when women are used as slaves ...
Ba3id Na2is....

Thumb justice 05 April 2016, 13:34

He is making a big deal out of this case specifically. The General Security is responsible for licensing, monitoring and administering all nightclubs and super nightclubs in Lebanon and in Jounieh in particular. What goes on in the super night clubs is known to everybody in Lebanon and the whole world. The girls are locked up in their rooms, treated like slaves, cannot go out unless with a customer who had paid for their "services", they are never given an one day off a week. Now, are we to understand the General Security is unaware of what is going on? They are paid by the owners of these clubs; they get monthly wages; they turn a blind eye.

The hotels in Jounieh depend on these day check ins or "day use" as they call them. To say these hotels depend on tourism is a farce.

Thumb justin 05 April 2016, 13:57

@justice:

I am from Amcheit and live not far from Jouneh. Cocaine is rampant in these clubs and the amnil 3am is in on it. The owner of the voodoo night club is notorious for using and distributing cocaine. He is so powerful that he is able to remove officers in the general security from their positions if he does not like them. He is connected at the highest level within the general security and he refers to himself as the "king" of Jouneh. He delivers the girly "goods" to the high ranking officers of the general security at their homes, chalets, or any destination of their choosing for gratis.

and if i know about it Walid Jumblatt knows about it too.... It seems he has a beef with specific officers not in the General Security.

Thumb ex-fpm 05 April 2016, 16:26

but not an April Fool's joke.

Thumb justice 05 April 2016, 13:41

he is an angel or so he tries to tell us.

Thumb norma-jean 05 April 2016, 13:47

Cutie;

I was shocked to learn of this horrific ring of slavery. Jannah being an iraqian refugee herself was approached by this ring not too long ago. They thought she had no one. Little did they know that norma is behind her. Once she mentioned my name, they backed off. I sent a couple of these houthians to their destined fate a few months ago. I am feared now cutie. A woman has to stand up for herself. Gone are the days when women are used as slaves and baby making machines.

Ba3id Na2is....

Thumb ex-fpm 05 April 2016, 16:27

the kingpin of corruption is upset.

Thumb kayveman 05 April 2016, 19:45

Abu Taymour sure has a special way of making it seem like he is on the sidelines watching corruption unfold when he is involved in every step of it all along. Ever since the days of the Syrians. He is also Saad's biggest problem. For some reason he has a way of making sure all the corruption he and his gang do is Saad's and he sits back. Smart though, it takes lots of skill to master this sort of Machiavellian method.

Thumb liberty 06 April 2016, 02:36

the night security guard gets schooled once more!

Thumb liberty 06 April 2016, 03:30

"you're really sad if you think one has to "lie" on a public forum... seek hep"

Nassrallah does it all the time in every single one of his public speeches;)

Thumb warrior 06 April 2016, 05:47

yes but @terror.mentor is oblivious to all that.

Thumb warrior 06 April 2016, 05:39

@terror.mentor

You have no idea what you are talking about! Offshore companies are not illegal. It's how you use them that determines their legality. GCC citizens, rulers, etc have no use for offshore companies to hide their income as the posters above rightfully said. Those hiding their income are trying to avoid paying taxes in their own countries by not declaring this income.

Thumb warrior 06 April 2016, 05:42

Having said that, offshore companies are often used as a "front" to channel funds to third parties in an attempt to hide the identity of the original and real sender. This is often used to make payoffs, bribes, receive bribes, or fund clandestine operations.

Thumb warrior 06 April 2016, 05:45

A gulf ruler might want to purchase a painting worth hundreds of millions of dollars in the name of an offshore company to hide his identity and stay away from the limelight. Many precious items at Sotheby's are bought by offshore companies, the identity of its real owners remain secret.