Hezballah tries to smuggle guns from US

Washington Post:

A Hezbollah political official and his son-in-law sought this year to smuggle 1,200 machine guns from the United States to the militant Islamist group via Syria, according to indictments made public Tuesday against 10 men in federal court in Philadelphia.

Hassan Hodroj and Dib Hani Harb, both of Beirut, were among four men accused of conspiring to support Hezbollah, a Shiite group with close ties to Iran and Syria that is on the State Department's list of terrorist groups, U.S. Attorney Michael L. Levy of Philadelphia said.

Harb, Moussa Ali Hamdan of Brooklyn, and Hasan Antar Karaki of Beirut were also charged with seeking to funnel counterfeit and stolen cash generated by the sale of phony passports to Hezbollah, with Hamdan acting as a U.S.-based conduit to a confidential government witness based on Philadelphia.

Hodroj was identified in court documents as a member of Hezbollah's political council and has been identified in news reports as spokesman and head of its Palestinian issues portfolio. None of the four is in U.S. custody and all are believed to be overseas, said Patricia Hartman, spokeswoman for Levy.

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Hezballah is a goup without conscience or morals. Anything is justified in pursuit of their objectives, I suspect they are engaged in other illegal activity in this country where the funds are used to support their religious bigotry and hatred of Israel and the US.

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