Hizbullah Using Honorary Consuls to Smuggle, Launder Funds

(Jerusalem Post) Hizbullah has used special diplomats known as "honorary consuls" to smuggle and launder cash, according to an investigation published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and ProPublica on Monday. Honorary consuls are private citizens, such as businesspeople, appointed by their governments to serve their interests in foreign countries. "Hizbullah has realized that if they use these honorary consuls...they can basically move stuff with impunity and no one is ever going to bust them - you flash your diplomatic passport, no questions asked," said David Asher, a former senior counterterrorism finance adviser for the Department of Defense.

2022-11-17 00:00:00

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