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Fifth refusal to release suspects in tobacco case from SSC

By JT - Oct 01,2018 - Last updated at Oct 01,2018

AMMAN — The State Security Court (SSC) chaired by Mohammad Affif on Monday refused for the fifth time to release on bail 12 people arrested in relation to the tobacco factory case, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

A special team comprised of SSC prosecutor generals in late July started investigating suspects in the “tobacco case” upon a decision by Hazem Majali, SSC attorney general.

Suspects in the case face charges related to carrying out acts of endangering public safety and security, carrying out acts that would change the country’s economic entity and endangering the basic conditions of society.

Other charges include customs evasion in accomplice, which is described as an economic crime, cheating on goods quality in accomplice, general sales tax evasion in accomplice and money laundering.

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