İrem UZUN -TDO- Lebanon has received a "red notice" from Interpol for the arrest of fugitive Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn. The request was received by Lebanon's internal security forces on Thursday and is yet to be referred to the judiciary, Reuters said. Lebanon's justice minister said Thursday that Lebanon has received the international wanted notice from Interpol.
Ghosn on Tuesday revealed he had arrived in Beirut, the Lebanese capital, after complaining that he had been "held hostage by a rigged Japanese justice system". His flight has sparked multiple investigations into how the former corporate titan evaded supervision to leave Japan on a private jet, stop briefly at Turkey's Atatürk airport and then fly to Beirut. Officials from the Tokyo district public prosecutors' office raided Ghosn's former residence in Tokyo on Thursday to look for evidence.
In Turkey, seven people were arrested on Thursday as part of investigations. The state-run Anadolu Agency said the people, who are suspected of aiding Ghosn, included four pilots, two ground handling employees and the operations manager of a private cargo company. The businessman holds French, Lebanese and Brazilian citizenship, and has made extensive investments in banking and real estate in Lebanon. France has said it will not extradite him if he arrives in the country.