Colombia Smashes Drug Ring with Hizbullah Ties

[Reuters] Colombian authorities said Tuesday they broke up a drug and money-laundering ring in an international operation that included the capture of three people suspected of shipping funds to Hizbullah. Chekry Mahmoud Harb, Ali Mohamad Abdul Rahim and Zacaria Hussein Harb used front companies to send drug cash to Hizbullah, the Columbian attorney general's office said. Washington has often complained that Iran-backed Hizbullah and other Islamic terrorist groups are active in Arab communities in South American countries such as Brazil and Venezuela.

2008-10-22 01:00:00

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