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Mystery Surrounds Alleged Hezbollah Links to Drug Arrests in Curacao
Jamestown Foundation ^ | June 25, 2009 | Chris Zambelis

Posted on 06/25/2009 7:32:07 PM PDT by AlabamaConservativeSoldier

Mystery continues to surround Hezbollah’s alleged links to the seventeen suspects arrested on drug trafficking charges on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao on April 28. According to Curacaon authorities, approximately 250 law enforcement officials took down a major drug trafficking and money laundering ring led by a criminal network that shipped and sold cocaine and other contraband from Latin America and the Caribbean to Europe and the Middle East. In a significant twist, Curacaon authorities announced that the suspects had ties to international organized crime networks linked to Hezbollah in Lebanon; the suspects are accused of, among other things, having funneled part of their proceeds to Hezbollah through informal banking mechanisms (St. Maarten Island Times, May 2; Netherlands Info Services News, April 30; AP, April 29). Four Lebanese nationals were among those arrested in addition to an unspecified number of Colombians, Venezuelans, Cubans, Curacaons, and Surinamese (St. Maarten Island Times, May 2; NIS News, April 30). Curacaon authorities reported that officials from the Netherlands, Belgium, Colombia, Venezuela, and the United States aided in the investigation (St. Maarten Island Times, May 2; NIS News, April 30).

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: drugs; gwot; islam; narcoterrorism; terrorism; unholyalliance; venezuela
Hizbullah and drug cartels in the land of surf and sun...
1 posted on 06/25/2009 7:32:07 PM PDT by AlabamaConservativeSoldier
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To: AlabamaConservativeSoldier

Little known fact: Hezbollah handles a lot of the logistics and supply for the construction of crude submarines used in coccaine smuggling...


2 posted on 06/25/2009 8:04:38 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: AlabamaConservativeSoldier

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3 posted on 06/26/2009 12:13:02 AM PDT by rdl6989
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