By Staff Writer, Iran Probe
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
The United States said on Monday, April 25th it is preparing a report on the “criminal” activities of the Lebanese Hezbollah regarding drugs smuggling, money laundering and other illegal activities by this militant group in various parts of the globe.
This report, reviewing Hezbollah’s “criminal” activities, has been prepared at the request of the U.S. Congress. This report is in line with The Drug Enforcement Agency, linked to the U.S. Treasury Department, evaluating Hezbollah’s crimes.
This report has been prepared parallel to renowned “Casandra” plan, covering worldwide networks, distribution and trade of cocaine in the United States, Europe and other areas of the globe, along with money laundering and arms smuggling.
Hezbollah is involved in all areas reviewed by the Casandra plan.
This report will play a key role in blacklisting Hezbollah in the list of “international criminal” organizations in the future. Moreover, it will lead to sanctions and other measures by the international community against Hezbollah.
Hezbollah’s overseas operations has been under the spotlight following the arrest of Hezbollah members Iman Qobaisi and Joseph al-Esmar, accused of criminal activities in at least 10 different countries across the globe.
In addition to the arrest of two Hezbollah members, in fact other members involved in criminal activities from Lithuania all the way to Columbia, were also apprehended.
Prior to this the U.S. Treasury Department had blacklisted Qassem Hajij, a member of the Hezbollah “Foreign Security Organization,” Hossein Ali Faoor and Abdulnoor Sha’lan.