Hizbullah Has Global Fundraising Reach

(UPI) Hizbullah has a global reach and uses its connections to raise funds and to provide smuggled military equipment to supplement what it gets from Iran and Syria. In October 2008, U.S. and Colombian law enforcement authorities broke up a Hizbullah cocaine-smuggling ring funding the group's armed wing through banks from Panama to Hong Kong to Beirut. In June 2008 the Treasury Department froze the U.S. assets of two Venezuelans with strong family ties to Lebanon who officials said were Hizbullah activists.

2009-11-27 08:43:30

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