U.S. Bars Business with Four in Hizbullah Drug-Money Laundering Link

(Reuters) The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday banned Americans from doing business with three Lebanese-Venezuelans and a Lebanese man it accused of helping to launder drug money to benefit Hizbullah. The Treasury Department said the group was linked to Lebanese drug kingpin Ayman Joumaa, who was indicted in December. Treasury Undersecretary David Cohen described Joumaa's network as "a sophisticated multi-national money-laundering ring, which launders the proceeds of drug trafficking for the benefit of criminals and the terrorist group Hizbullah."

2012-06-28 00:00:00

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