Hezbollah official demands media blackout on Drug scandal

Minister of State for Administrative Reform Mohammad Fneish, a key Hezbollah official demanded on Wednesday a media blackout on the case of illegal and counterfeit medications which has turned into a big scandal.

“This case is harming the reputation of pharmaceutical companies,” Fneish told reporters before attending a cabinet session at the Grand Serail.

Four of the five companies involved in the import and distribution of the illegal medications are reportedly associated with Hezbollah

General Prosecutor Judge Hatem Madi issued a search warrant against two people, including Abdul Latif Fneish, the brother of Minister Fneish for being suspects in the forging of laboratory test certificates of the illegal drugs and for forging the signature of the minister of heath .

“The forging of laboratory certificates and counterfeit medications are two separate cases. Only laboratories can determine any foul play through carrying out tests,” Minsiter Fneish added.

According to media reports the counterfeit drugs have resulted in several deaths in Lebanon.

The scandal has reportedly become a major public relations fiasco for Hezbollah and that is why Fneish is demanding a media blackout on the case

  • rossoferrari

    “Resistance” by all means………

    • Hannibal

      He He… Ashrafou l naas…

      • Moe2000

         Ahla Rasak.

        • Hannibal

          asdak raas a….

  • rossoferrari

    “Resistance” by all means………

    • Hannibal

      He He… Ashrafou l naas…

      • Moe2000

         Ahla Rasak.

        • Hannibal

          asdak raas a….

  • lebanesesam

    “This case is harming the reputation of pharmaceutical companies” – What a joke. It is harming Hizboshaytan’s reputation, that’s all. Bunch of thugs.

  • lebanesesam

    “This case is harming the reputation of pharmaceutical companies” – What a joke. It is harming Hizboshaytan’s reputation, that’s all. Bunch of thugs.

  • 5thDrawer

    Another ‘stress factor’ visited on the citizens who now not only have to hope a doctor prescribes the right thing, but that a pharmacy actually dispenses it. Life expectancy drops another notch.
    Of course, informing the citizens just wouldn’t do, would it?

  • 5thDrawer

    Another ‘stress factor’ visited on the citizens who now not only have to hope a doctor prescribes the right thing, but that a pharmacy actually dispenses it. Life expectancy drops another notch.

  • nagy_michael2

    What Hezbollah is saying either shut up or we shoot you.. Get it! did you guys not see how Wissam Al Hassan was killed because he could not stop investigating them and Syrian dogs… its ok these are the resistance they can do what they want and everyone should just mind their own business. After all we kicked israel out of the South. therefore you’re forced to be silenced or die.. Yes the South was freed not because we love lebanon its only what we get to accomplish afterward.. Get it.. all you knucklheads..

  • nagy_michael2

    What Hezbollah is saying either shut up or we shoot you.. Get it! did you guys not see how Wissam Al Hassan was killed because he could not stop investigating them and Syrian dogs… its ok these are the resistance they can do what they want and everyone should just mind their own business. After all we kicked israel out of the South. therefore you’re forced to be silenced or die.. Yes the South was freed not because we love lebanon its only what we get to accomplish afterward.. Get it.. all you knucklheads..

  • Patience2

    I would say ‘screw’ the hesbian official, as he IS a member of a criminal organisation.

  • Patience2

    I would say ‘screw’ the hesbian official, as he IS a member of a criminal organisation.

  • Hannibal

    He looks like a thug… Just look at him and his sleazy smile… One word: UGLY!

  • Hannibal

    He looks like a thug… Just look at him and his sleazy smile… One word: UGLY!

  • Fauzia45

    ¨Free people ;Remember this maximum,we may acquire liberty but it is never recovered if it is once lost ! ¨Rousseau.

  • Fauzia45

    ¨Free people ;Remember this maximum,we may acquire liberty but it is never recovered if it is once lost ! ¨Rousseau.