FOX NEWS..."Hezbollah are absolute masters at identifying existing smuggling infrastructures," says former DEA Chief of Operations Mike Braun, adding that the group "is developing relations with those responsible for operating those smuggling operations and then forming close relations with them, so that they can move anything they have an interest into virtually anywhere in the world." That comment comes from former DEA Chief of Operations Mike Braun. He goes on to tell me that the Middle East terror group is "rubbing shoulders" with drug cartels around the globe.
Mexican authorities busted a senior Hezbollah operative who employed Mexicans nationals with family ties to Lebanon to set up the network, designed to target Israel and the West, according to multiple reports. The man's name is Jameel Nasr and he was arrested after a Mexican surveillance operation revealed that he traveled frequently to Lebanon to receive information and instructions from Hezbollah commanders and he also spent several months in Venezuela working with the terror group and Hugo Chavez's people. American security contacts say the Mexican operation was impressive and they are seeing some increased pressure on the cartels from Mexican authorities and thus...their friends, MORE FROM THIS SOURCE....
Congresswoman: Hezbollah joining Mexican drug cartels. Sue Myrick demands Homeland Security probe of terror group's presence on US-Mexican border. Fox News reported Myrick is arguing that the Lebanese militia would soon begin threatening the US as it does Israel. "It is vital we know what is happening on our border, especially as crime and violence continue to rise there and as terrorist plots and threats are increasing inside the US," she wrote.
Hezbollah has been known for years to operate drug trafficking rings in South America, especially on the Brazil-Argentina-Paraguay border, but recently claims have been surfacing that it has stepped into the Mexican drug trade as well. Myrick said Hezbollah's drug agents undergo Spanish language lessons sponsored by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, after which they disguise themselves as Mexican civilians in order to obtain false US entry passes.
FBI breaks up $25 mill ‘car cloning’ ring, Capping “Operation Dual Identity,” arrest warrants for 17 people were executed in Tampa and Miami, Florida; Chicago, Illinois and in Mexico City and Guadalajara, Mexico. The suspects were accused of “cloning” vehicles, which is making stolen cars look like legal ones. The FBI says that the ring was operating in the U.S. for more than 20 years. More than 1,000 vehicles were stolen in Florida, with more than $25 million in losses to consumers and banks.
Suspected Hezbollah financier Moussa Ali Hamdan arrested in Paraguay. Interpol said it has arrested a Lebanese national suspected of funneling money to the Shiite militant group Hezbollah in Paraguay in the tri-border area with Argentina and Brazil. Moussa Ali Hamdan, 38, was arrested in Ciudad del Este, part of the Triple Frontier, a region the United States has repeatedly cited as being exploited by militant groups that "finance terrorist activities." Local media, citing local security officials, said Hamdan was financing Hezbollah, which fought a devastating 2006 war with Israel and is blacklisted as a terror group by Washington.
Four Men Part of NY Muslim Mafia Indicted for Conspiring to Support Hizballah, Hassan Hodroj, Dib Hani Harb, Moussa Ali Hamdan and Hasan Antar Karaki shipped stolen cars to the Middle East for resale, Moussa Ali Hamdan is from Brooklyn NY. According to a related criminal complaint that was unsealed, Moussa Ali Hamdan began purchasing purportedly stolen cellular telephones from a cooperating witness acting as an agent of the government (hereinafter “the CW”) in or about late 2007. Over the next several months, Hamdan and other defendants — including Hamze El-Najjar, a/k/a “Hamze Al-Najjar,” Moustafa Habib Kassem, Latif Kamel Hazime, a/k/a “Adanan,” Alaa Allia Ahmed Mohamed, a.k.a. “Alaa Ahmed Mohamed Abouelnagaa,” Maoda Kane, and Michael Katz — participated in the purchase and transportation of purportedly stolen goods on numerous occasions. These stolen goods included cellular telephones, laptop computers, Sony Play Station 2 systems and stolen automobiles, which the conspirators caused to be transported to destinations outside Pennsylvania, including overseas.
Information regarding the defendants is below;
•Hassan Hodroj, of Beirut, Lebanon, date of birth unknown, faces a potential 15 years in prison if convicted.
•Dib Hani Harb, of Beirut, Lebanon, was born in 1978 and faces a potential 30 years in prison if convicted.
•Hasan Antar Karaki, of Beirut, Lebanon, was born in 1959 and faces a potential 15 years in prison if convicted.
•Moussa Ali Hamdan, of Brooklyn, New York, was born in 1972 and faces a potential 25 years in prison if convicted.
•Hassan El-Najjar, a.k.a "Hassan Al-Najjar," of Brooklyn, New York, was born in 1982 and faces a potential 10 years in prison if convicted.
•Moustafa Habib Kassem, of Staten Island, New York, was born in 1980 and faces a potential 10 years in prison if convicted.
•Latif Kamel Hazime, a.k.a "Adanan," of Margarita Island, Venezuela, and Dearborn, Mich., was born in 1980 and faces a potential five years in prison.
•Alaa Allia Ahmed Mohamed, a.k.a Alaa Ahmed Mohamed Abouelnagaa," of Brooklyn, New York, was born in 1966 and faces a potential five years in prison.
•Maodo Kane, of Bronx, N.Y., was born in 1971 and faces a potential five years in prison.
•Michael Katz, of Plainsboro, N.J., was born in 1942 and faces a potential five years in prison.
MOUSSA ALI HAMDAN as of Feb 5th, 2011 was awaiting extradition back to the USA from Paraguay. Moussa Hamdan, a naturalized U.S. citizen, worked as a carpet installer in Cinnaminson PA in 2007 and 2008, and operated a low-end car dealership along Route 130. During that period, he bought more than $154,000 worth of what he thought were stolen electronics and cars from undercover agents, authorities said.
MOUSSA ALI HAMDAN shall forfeit to the United States of America all assets foreign and domestic, including, but not limited to:
(a) the sum of $5,000,000 U.S. currency (forfeiture money judgment);
(b) all accounts with TD Bank including, but not limited to, account #7857945989, and account #7856856740;
(c) real property located at 2828 Cornell Street, Dearborn, Michigan;
(d) all assets of MAH Auto, including, but not limited to, TD account #7857579069, and the inventory of vehicles (and keys) located at MAH Auto 1370 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, New York City;
(e) a BMW X5 (and keys), VIN WBAFA53541LP26033, (Michigan license plate BTV4740);
(g) a Land Rover Range Rover Sport (and keys), VINSALMF11494A157946; and
(h) all accounts with Bank Audi, Beirut, Lebanon, including, but not limited to, account # 813364.
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