Ties between Hizbullah and Mexican Drug Cartels Revealed

(Jerusalem Post) Rebecca Anna Stoil - A U.S. indictment of Lebanese drug lord Ayman Joumaa, 47, revealed on Tuesday the close ties between Hizbullah and the drug cartels that have reduced parts of Mexico to near battle zones in recent years. According to a lengthy expose published by the New York Times, Joumaa is also "known to Israeli intelligence," having been in contact with a member of Hizbullah's elite 1,800 Unit that coordinates attacks against Israeli targets, and who, in turn, "worked for a senior operative who the Israelis believed handled Hizbullah's drug operations."

2011-12-16 00:00:00

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