Arrest Warrants Issued for 12 Roumieh Guards over Drug Network

The First Military Examining Magistrate issued on Monday arrest warrants against 12 guards for their involvement in a drug trafficking ring at Roumieh prison.

Judge Fadi Sawan issued the warrants after questioning the 12 guards, who have reportedly obtained the drugs from people outside the prison and sold them with the help of several inmates.

Their charges include the violation of instructions from their security agency and dereliction of duty.

Military Prosecutor Judge Saqr Saqr has also charged 26 inmates, a doctor and an officer for forming and operating the network.

Roumieh, the oldest and largest of Lebanon's overcrowded prisons, has witnessed sporadic prison breaks and escalating riots in recent years as inmates living in poor conditions demand better treatment.

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