A Lebanese police officer is being questioned in an investigation involving a prostitution ring in Lebanon, LBCI-TV reported.
The officer, a member of Lebanon’s “morality police force,” was allegedly involved in a prostitution operation which targeted women in the small Mediterranean nation.
Authorities did not release the officer’s name. He is said to be “a senior officer,” according to Al Bawaba.
LBCI-TV reported the arrest of the officer and the subsequent investigation.
“One of the most senior officers in the office of countering immoral crime has been arrested and is being questioned on suspicion of involvement in prostitution networks,” the TV station’s website reported.
The officer is being referred to a disciplinary committee to evaluate the next steps, reported the newspaper Al Mustaqbal.
In a statement, the Lebanese Internal Security Forces denied the allegations, and called the reports inaccurate and fabricated.
The investigation is over suspected corruption, ISF officials added.