Saudi Arabia bans Lebanese produce because of drug smuggling
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Al-Araby

Saudi Arabia will ban Lebanese fruits and vegetables entering the kingdom or passing through it because those shipments have been increasingly used to smuggle drugs, the official news agency reported on Friday. The ban, ordered by the kingdom’s Interior Ministry, will begin Sunday April 25, according to the Saudi Press Agency. Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry said it is aware of the decision. It said smuggling and shipping drugs “is damaging to the Lebanese economy, to the Lebanese farmers and to Lebanon’s reputation”. It called on Lebanese customs authorities to increase checks and inspections of s…

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