Hizbullah slams Al-Arabiya 'lies' linking group to drugs trade

Hizbullah’s media relations department has lashed out at the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya satellite television for “fabricating lies and false accusations” that link the Iran-backed group to the “manufacturing and sale of narcotics.”

“This is aimed at insulting Hizbullah and tarnishing the image of resistance movements in the eyes of the public opinion,” the department said in a statement.

“All of this is in the service of the Israeli enemy and the humiliating schemes of normalizing ties with it, and to deviate attention from the damning facts about the involvement of top Saudi princes and officials in the trade of drugs and captagon pills,” the department added.

Al-Arabiya has reported that one of several drug smugglers recently killed by Jordanian forces on Syria’s border was “closely linked” to Hizbullah.

It also said that “Hizbullah-linked groups” and the Syrian army’s Fourth Division led by Maher al-Assad had recently “intensified drugs transportation operations from Lebanon to areas in Daraa and Sweida with the aim of smuggling them into Jordan and other Arab countries.”

Source: Naharnet

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