Venezuela to extradite Lebanese drug smuggler to Belgium

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August 21, 2008 02:22

 
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Venezuela's highest court has approved a request from Belgium to extradite a Lebanese man convicted on drug trafficking and money laundering charges. The Supreme Court on Wednesday said Joseph Gerges El Chabab would soon be handed over to Belgium. A court there convicted him in 2006 of smuggling several shipments of cocaine into the European nation. El Chabab was collared by Venezuelan police in June.

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