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One of the main security services in Lebanon last year informed the cabinet about the dangers of storing explosive chemicals in the port of Beirut, the head of the Lebanese customs department, Badri Daher, said in an interview with Associated Press.

According to him, the state security service has been studying ammonium nitrate stocks over the past year. He noted that the cabinet, the Prosecutor General, and state institutions were notified of the danger.

He confirmed that in 2017 he sent a letter to the judge, in which he warned about the danger if the materials remain in the warehouse and asked the judge for instructions.

Daher said he and his predecessor sent a total of six letters but never received a response.

As a reminder, 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded in the port of Beirut, killing over 150 people and injuring about 5,000.

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