SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 23 July 2021, Friday |

Minister Hassan resorts to Judiciary after subsidized formula sold at black market rate

A team affiliated with the pharmaceutical inspection unit raided a house owned by a person accused, based on social media posts, of selling subsidized formula at the illegal black market rate. The raid was carried out under direct follow-up by Caretaker Minister of Public Health, Hamad Hassan, and escorted by State Security elements.

The said person (a woman) was buying and collecting large quantities of milk and subsidized foodstuffs and storing them at her house, with the intention of selling them at costs five times higher than the original price, all the while providing home delivery services to the buyers.

Minister Hassan referred the dossier to the competent judiciary to take the necessary action.