Lebanese Man Arrested in Panama over Laundering Money for Hizbullah

(Ya Libnan-Lebanon) Panama arrested a Lebanese man for laundering money for Hizbullah, Asharq al-Awsat reported Tuesday. He was arrested at a Panama airport en route to Colombia with $500,000. In a related development French authorities detained four Lebanese nationals late last month based on an arrest warrant issued by the U.S., accusing them of providing financial services to Hizbullah. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration accuses Hizbullah of using millions of dollars in cocaine sales in the U.S. and Europe to purchase weapons in Syria. The U.S., which designates Hizbullah as a terrorist organization, has sanctioned more than 100 individuals and entities associated with the group.

2016-02-17 00:00:00

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