DEA uncovers major drug trafficking by Hezbollah to fund global terrorism
“The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced on Tuesday that it uncovered major international criminal activity by Shi’ite Islamist group Hezbollah, in which it used funds from drug trafficking operations to purchase weapons and fund its other activities.
Several arrests, targeting what the DEA referred to as the Lebanese Hezbollah’s External Security Organization Business Affairs Component (BAC), were conducted by the DEA and international law enforcement from seven other countries. The arrests indicate the dangerous global connection between drug trafficking and terrorism. “