Watch a security force raid on the governor’s home of the Banque du Liban during an interview

At that moment, yesterday evening, Tuesday, a local TV was conducting an interview with the governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon, Riad Salameh, members of the Internal Security Forces were heading to where he owns a house in the town of “Al-Rabieh” , 13 kilometers from Beirut, to arrest him in execution of a summons issued against him by the plaintiff. General of Mount Lebanon, Judge Ghada Aoun, as reported by the media local as urgent news.

And members of the security forces broke into the area around the house when they reached her in full darkness, according to the video presented by “Al Arabiya.net”Below, in which appear at the entrance to the house, while it has not been officially reported that he was arrested for questioning on charges of embezzlement of public funds and money laundering.

Precisely for this reason, the members of the force could not enter the house, because its owner “is not in it has been there for a long time, but it lives on in another”. , so they left the place, accompanied by the security officer in home, to testify, knowing that Judge Aoun has summoned Salama more than 5 times in less than 10 days, but he presented himself through his lawyer each time with a legal excuse.

A £ 100 billion guarantee

Last May the Lebanese judiciary released Raja Salameh, brother of the governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon, almost two months after his arrest. in exchange for a deposit of 100 billion Lebanese pounds, equal to 3 million and 700 thousand dollars, and they considered it the highest value in the history of Lebanon. He also confiscated his passport and prevented him from leaving Lebanese territory, and also seized 40 of his properties. in Lebanon, in awaiting the completion of the trial procedures for the brother who was arrested by Judge Aoun on the basis of the appeal of the Prosecutor against him for the crime of unlawful enrichment and money laundering.

The allegation against Raja Salameh included his brother, the governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon, who did not appear before the investigating judge, but presented formal defense that his interrogation session was postponed to June to complete an investigation. local opened by the Lebanese judiciary in April last year in thanks to the wealth of Riad Salameh and its source.

An investigation in Switzerland targeted the governor of the Banque du Liban, suspected of his and his brother’s involvement in cases of embezzlement for “more than 300 million dollars in a way that harms Lebanon and its central bank “, as well as having to face a complaints court in other European countries, including France and Great Britain.

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