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Iraqi Shia militia leader busted in drug, sex trafficking swoop

Iraqi militia group Hashd al-Shaabi say they have carried out "the biggest campaign in the history of Iraq" against drug corruption after they arrested a prominent mafia-like leader who is dubbed the "king of gambling and prostitution".

Hajji Hamza al-Shammari is accused of heading one of Iraq's largest underground gambling and forced prostitution rings and was arrested by the Shia paramilitary group on Tuesday following raids on several exclusive Iraqi hotels.

Hashd al-Shaabi say this is the first such operation the group has carried out. Gambling equipment and drugs were confiscated in the process.

Read more at: https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2019/8/7/iraqi-shia-militia-leader-busted-in-drug-swoop


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