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Lebanese official's brother accused in drug scam

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February 15, 2013 10:08 AM EST | AP


BEIRUT — Lebanon's state-run news agency says the brother of a Lebanese Cabinet minister has turned himself in after being named in an arrest warrant that links him to a medicine scandal.

The National News Agency says a judge issued the arrest warrant on Friday against Abdullatif Fneish, who is charged with importing counterfeit drugs into Lebanon with forged stamps. It's unclear when he will go on trial.

He is the brother of Mohammed Fneish, a Hezbollah official and Minister of State for Administrative Affairs.