George Ibrahim, who owns the land where the Akkar explosion took place, has been arrested.
In a statement released by the Army, the institution announced that Ibrahim was arrested in Tripoli by a convoy of the Army Intelligence Agency and he is currently under investigation.
Ibrahim, who is also known as George Al Rashidi, owns the land where the fuel tanker was placed and is close to MP Waleed Al Baarini. Both Ibrahim and Al-Baarini are allegedly partners in smuggling operations to Syria.
Ibrahim’s house was completely burned down earlier today, along with all the vehicles that he owns, by the residents of Tlil in Akkar due to their extreme state of anger at the horrific explosion that killed dozens of people.
They have promised that this attack will not be their only way of revenge and are threatening Akkar’s Members of Parliament with brutal actions if they do not announce their resignations soon.