Panama: Lebanese man suspected in money laundering for Hezbollah detained

Posted on February 17, 2016 • Filed under: Crime, Panama, Terrorism reported – The search after suspects, affiliated to financial activities for the benefit of Hezbollah around the world, is ongoing; thus effecting US resolutions, which were issued lately by the Congress.

The resolutions aim at targeting members and leading companies that facilitate Hezbollah’s activities globally.

Most recently, and following the Congress resolution, a suspect was arrested for involvement in drug trafficking and money laundering operations for Hezbollah in Latin America.

Highly informed sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that authorities in Panama have arrested Aa. Khalife, a Lebanese descendent holding a Ghanaian passport and on his way to Colombia.

The sources pointed out that he was arrested in Bogota airport in Panama City on his way to Colombia possessing 500 thousand dollars.

According to information provided, the suspect runs drug and money laundering operations for Hezbollah and was involved in several activities in Ghana’s capital city, Accra. Read Article

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