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DEA bust Hezbollah network using drug money to acquire Syrian weapons


One of those arrested & taken into custody by the DEA is a Lebanese money launderer for Hezbollah’s financial arm, and the US Treasury added two Lebanese men to its sanctions blacklist, saying they also laundered money for the Shiite terrorist organization.

By i24news


The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced on Monday that members of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah had been arrested on charges they used millions of dollars from the sale of cocaine in the United States and Europe to purchase weapons in Syria.

Hezbollah fighters during a rally – Photo: TWITTER

Hezbollah has sent thousands of fighters to support the Syrian army’s ground offensives in the country’s center, north, and northwest, recently bolstered by Russian air strikes. Continue Reading »