Primary data obtained by the Central Criminal Investigations Bureau indicates that the four suspects mentioned in the indictment in the probe into ex-Prime Minister Rafik Hariri’s assassination are not in Lebanon.
The four suspects have left Lebanon, informed sources told the Central News Agency on Saturday, adding however that one of them might be killed.
They said that the international investigation commission has requested “accurate information about the departure of some Lebanese from and into Beirut and the list of arrivals and departures at Beirut international airport and at the border crossings.”
Sources said that the criminal investigators didn’t rule out the possibility that the four suspects are still in Lebanon.
“They are carrying out discreet raids on some places they (the suspects) might have taken refuge … without excluding any area in Lebanon,” the sources stressed.
Meanwhile, the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) issued an international memo against the names indicted in the ex-premier’s assassination which included premeditated murder of Hariri and the use of large quantities of explosives.
Arrouwad website reported that the Interpol publicized the memo to all countries including requests to detain and arrest the named persons pending their transfer to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon headquarters at The Hague.
The memo includes the names of 21 people, the website said.