I have mentioned here about how drugs and the profits from their sale are used to fund jihadists and Islamists across the globe. The connection between south of the border drug smuggling and Hizballah and Hamas, as well as Iran and Saudi Arabia ties are well-established, this report only adds to the misery of drug addiction done in the name of Allah. Heroin is a nasty drug, but the fact that it is non-Muslims using it means it is OK to profit from their sale. Afganistan makes the most money as they are the main grower and supplier, but all the men in the middle also make their scratch, and many hands are greased in the production, sale and distribution.
The jihad marches on in many forms, this particular aspect one of the most insideous.
From WPIX July 26 by Peter Thorne
U.S. Attorney Bharara Announces Intl. Narco-Terror Bust
NEW YORK (PIX11)— Federal prosecutors in New York announced Tuesday the results of a globe undercover sting operation that took down suspected money men for Hezbollah and the Taliban busted in a narco-terror takedown.
Four men are now accused of plotting to sell heroin on the streets of the United States -- and to buy weapons for the Taliban allied with Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah, designated a foreign terrorist organization by the US State Department.
Two defendants were arrested in Romania and were identified as Cetin Aksu and Siavosh Henareh. No photos of the men were immediately available. Two other defendants were detained in the Maldives, Bachar Wehbe and Gul Alizai. They've been flown to New York for trial.
US Attorney Preet Bharara said, "Today's indictments relate to two different dangerous narcotics networks. But their aspirations did not end with the sale of Heroin. Both allegedly were also prepared to traffic in terror not just drugs."
Prosecutors say the weapons deal involved: 48 Stinger surface-to-air missiles, 5,000 AK-47 rifles, 1000 M4 rifles and 1000 Glock handguns. Tonight one defendant's attorney told me his client -- who is now accused of being a Hezbollah henchman -- is from Lebanon. He is now in custody in New York...
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