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Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Private Investigator Robert Levinson: Reward up to $20M for info on ex-FBI Man From Florida Who is Being Held in Secret Iran Prison.

UPDATE: Saturday November 8th, 2019... Iran admits they have PI Robert Lwvinson. According to the last statement of Tehran’s Justice Department, Mr. Robert Alan Levinson has an on going case in the Public Prosecution and Revolutionary Court of Tehran,” the filing said. It did not elaborate. Iran’s Revolutionary Court typically handles espionage cases and others involving smuggling, blasphemy and attempts to overthrow its Islamic government. Dawad Salahuddin" said he met Levinson at a hotel on Kish on March 8 in an effort to put Levinson in touch with Iranian authorities to help him investigate cigarette smuggling into Iran, as part of his contract work for a British tobacco company. For those who like to live dangerously, cigarette smuggling INTO Iran is a very profitable business. The Iran government controls the manufacture and sale of cigarettes inside the country, big business for them. An Iranian MP unveiled the smuggling of 16 types of Marlboro brand cigarettes in Iran. “Not one Marlboro cigarette is produced inside Iran, nor is even one entering the country officially. In fact, all of these cigarettes are in Iran after being smuggled,” said Hossein Tala whose remarks were posted by the terrorist Quds Force-related Tasnim news agency on June 21st. “Around 6 to 7 million smuggled Marlboro cigarettes are consumed inside the country each year, equal to 800 trucks that would form a convoy 16 kilometers long, while everyone denies have any information in this regard.” Yeah, prison time or a dirt nap in the desert if you get caught.
Private Investigator Robert Levinson: Reward up to $20M for info on ex-FBI Man From Florida Who is Being Held in Secret Iran Prison. Bob Levinson, a retired FBI agent who lived in Coral Springs, disappeared in Iran in 2007. The FBI said he was abducted and calls him, "the longest-held hostage in U.S. history."The Associated Press has previously reported that Levinson disappeared while working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence mission and is believed to have traveled to Kish island purportedly investigating cigarette smuggling. Marlboro Lights go for $140.00 per carton retail in NYC, 10 packs per carton. The price of 1 package of Marlboro cigarettes in New York City is $14. Reports described Robert Levinson as a private investigator and the U.S. has denied he was a government employee when he made the trip to Iran. However Levinson's family attorney, David McGee, told CNN's Susan Candiotti that records he found show "without a shadow of a doubt" that Levinson was indeed a contract employee of the CIA on a rogue assignment in Iran for the agency when he disappeared. McGee and his paralegal managed to hack into Levinson's e-mails and found correspondence with a CIA analyst who had known Levinson for years. It wasn't until McGee, a former federal prosecutor who worked with Levinson years ago, found the e-mails that the family learned about the relationship with the spy agency. According to the Financial Times, Levinson spent his long career in and out of the FBI focused on counter-narcotics and Russian organized crime. The newspaper said that the “British American Tobacco (BAT) told the FT it had employed Mr. Robert Levinson through Bishop International security consultancy to take on cigarette smuggling counterfeiting work.” If Mr. Levinson was looking to find routes for British American Tobacco (BAT) to transport cigarettes into Iran where the Iranian Government has a monopoly on cigarette manufacturing, he was playing with fire.
Latest News From Rewards for Justice: Robert Levinson.

Disappearance of Robert A. Levinson Kish Island, Iran | March 9, 2007...Rewards for Justice is offering a reward of up to $20,000,000 for information leading to the safe location, recovery, and return of Robert A. Levinson. Information is being sought regarding Bob Levinson, a retired FBI Special Agent, who went missing during a business trip to Kish Island, Iran on March 9, 2007. Levinson retired from the FBI in 1998 and worked as a private investigator following his retirement. Since Levinson’s disappearance, his whereabouts, well-being, and the circumstances surrounding his disappearance have been unknown. Rewards for Justice is offering a reward of up to $20,000,000 for information leading to the safe location, recovery, and return of Robert A. Levinson. Absolute confidentiality is assured and relocation may be available. If you have information, please contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate, the FBI, or email info@rewardsforjustice.net .
Senator Says Former FBI Agent Who Vanished in 2007 Is in Secret Iran Prison; A U.S. senator revealed 1/13/09 that he believes a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran nearly two years ago is being held in a secret prison, much to the surprise of the ex-FBI agent's wife. Sen. Bill Nelson's comments on the disappearance of Robert Levinson came during Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's secretary of state confirmation hearing in Washington. "I haven't received any information about my husband," Levinson's wife, Christine, told The Associated Press.Robert A. Levinson, a Florida private detective and former FBI agent, went missing on Iran's Kish Island in March 2007. P.I. Robert Levinson has investigated Russian organized crime, Mr. Levinson was living in Coral Springs Florida. P.I. Robert Levinson worked 30 years for the FBI and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and was employed as a private investigator at the time of his March 8, 2007 disappearance in Iran.
 


CIGARETTE SMUGGLING INTO IRAN....Hassan Abdulraham, an American-born Muslim convert who is wanted for murder in the United States, says he met with Robert Levinson on March 8, 2007, at the Maryam Hotel on Kish Island, a Persian Gulf island that is part of Iran. Levinson, who was working for a private security company hired by British American Tobacco (BAT), Levinson had taken a flight to Kish Island from Dubai as part of an investigation into the lucrative cigarette smuggling trade, into Iran. Levinson disappeared during a trip to Kish Island in southern Iran. His wife said she had no idea what he was doing there, but noted that it was related to his job running a consulting firm. She told CNN that she believes Levinson met with Dawud Salahuddin, an American fugitive who lives in Iran, shortly before Levinson's disappearance and that a man purporting to be Salahuddin called her "right when he disappeared." "He said it was going to be fine and he'd [Levinson] be home in a couple days," Christine Levinson said, adding "that's the only contact" she has had from Iran. Last month, "Salahuddin" -- known in Iran as Hassan Abdulrahman -- told reporters that he saw Levinson shortly before he disappeared on Kish Island. Salahuddin" said he met Levinson at a hotel on Kish on March 8 in an effort to put Levinson in touch with Iranian authorities to help him investigate cigarette smuggling, as part of his contract work for a tobacco company. This would be at the top end where the counterfeit cigarettes are re-packaged then shipped (smuggled) into US Ports like New York, New Jersey, Miami and Tampa Fl. Counterfeit cigarettes are openly sold in NYC at many local shops and are expertly made to look like famous British, American and European brands.

All over Chinatown NYC, cigarette butts dot the sidewalks: blue, white and brown ends labeled with names like Seven Wolves in Chinese, Shuanxshi and Yes in English. But the most common name is Marlboro Lights which go for $140.00 per carton retail in NYC. The stubs are tangible evidence of the ready supply of illegal cigarettes in Chinatown, available at sidewalk stalls and variety stores, where they typically sell for $9 a pack — as much as $5 less than those sold legally.
The price of 1 package of Marlboro cigarettes in New York City is $14. They include Chinese brands and knockoffs of popular American brands (Marlboro Lights) smuggled into the United States at $40.00 per carton, then sold retail at $140.00 per carton, all untaxed.

See my prior post, Friday, May 09, 2008, Cigarette Smugglers in New York City Funnel Money to Terror Groups...counterfeit cigarette sales are a major component in the financial support of terrorism, Florida Private investigator and ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson is an American hero. Robert Levinson's Iranian contact, "Salahuddin", had converted to Islam and was given refuge in Iran after admitting in interviews to killing Ali Akbar Tabatabai, a former Iranian diplomat under the Shah, in Maryland in 1980. He has repeatedly expressed a desire to return to the United States. "Salahuddin" said he was detained by Iranian officials in plain clothes and taken away from the room he shared with Levinson to be interrogated about his Iranian passport.

When he was freed the next day, he said, he was told by Iranian officials that Levinson had returned to Dubai (a lie). His story matches accounts that friends of Levinson's tell. They say Levinson feared he would be arrested after his meeting with "Salahuddin". The U.S. does not have formal diplomatic ties with Iran and uses the Swiss government as an intermediary. Iran has refused access to Swiss investigators seeking to visit Kish Island. After the disappearance of private investigator Robert Levinson, Iranian authorities stated that they had no knowledge of Levinson's disappearance or whereabouts. Levinson's wife, Christine Levinson, has led an effort to press both the U.S. and Iranian governments to pursue the case. Her crusade was taken up by the U.S. Senate in November 2008, when Florida Senator Bill Nelson introduced a resolution to press the Iranian regime for information on Levinson. Sen. Bill Nelson revealed on January 13, 2009, that he believed Levinson was being held in a secret Iran prison. Despite Nelson's personal revelations, Levinson's wife maintained that she had heard no news on her husband's whereabouts. Anyone with information is urged to contact the U.S. State Department or the Levinson family at www.helpboblevinson.com.


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