Officers, Inmates Charged with Smuggling Drugs into Roumieh Prison

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Two officers and a number of inmates were charged on Tuesday with smuggling drugs into Roumieh Prison, reported the National News Agency.

It said that State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr filed the charges against two officers and 13 inmates.

The two officers are already in custody, while five of the prisoners were originally detained for similar charges.

Saqr has since referred the case to First Military Examining Magistrate Judge Riyad Abu Ghida.

Roumieh is the largest and most overcrowded of Lebanon's prisons.

It has a capacity for 1,500 inmates, but over 4,000 are imprisoned there.

Protests frequently erupt at Roumieh given the poor conditions and the overcrowding.



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