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Finance Minister stresses severe penal measures against customs evasion

Caretaker Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil stressed via Twitter on Sunday that strict punitive measures will be taken against any customs evasion act.

This came in wake of the forgery recently discovered at Beirut Port, whereby Khalil disclosed that a letter was addressed to the Public Prosecutor's Office to expand its investigations into the incident.

The Caretaker Finance Minister also indicated that the Customs Department was strictly commissioned to complete the necessary procedures to determine responsibilities and to apply the most severe penalties against any violators.

Khalil stressed that no perpetrator will be covered in this respect, regardless of rank or affiliation.

Source: National News Agency

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