Criminal Connections: Hizbullah's Global Illicit Financing Activities

(IHS Jane's) Matthew Levitt - Hizbullah's use of criminal activity to raise funds, procure arms, and provide logistics is part of the secret to the success of its military and terrorist activities. Hizbullah's illicit activities have become even more critical as Iran and Syria deal with internal financial and political turmoil. Its illicit activities include document fraud, arms and drugs smuggling, money laundering, and the procurement of dual-use items, among other pursuits. The writer directs the Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

2012-10-04 00:00:00

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