Hizbullah's Narcotics Ties Problematic

[UPI] Countering the narcotics trafficking supported by Hizbullah should remain a top law-enforcement priority despite recent political overtures, said analyst Matthew Levitt of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Levitt pointed to a 2008 investigation by U.S. and Colombian officials that uncovered a cocaine-smuggling ring that channeled funds from the Colombian drug cartel to members of the Lebanese Hizbullah.

2009-03-25 06:00:00

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