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The U.S. Justice Department says a Tulsa used car dealership is one of about 30 U.S. car buyers that are part of a money-laundering scheme which used the U.S. financial system to benefit the militant group Hezbollah.
A Lebanese drug lord, with connections to Hizballah, has been indicted on charges of moving over 100 tons of Colombian coc aine to the Zetas drug cartel and into the United States. Propublica.org's Sebastian Rotella calls it a "politically explosive case" that the terrorist organization funds itself through drug sales to America, which is backed up by previous government press releases.
"Ayman Joumaa is accused of facilitating the shipments of huge amounts of coc aine for the United States while laundering the proceeds all over the globe," said DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart in the Justice Department's press release. "According to information from sources, his alleged drug and money laundering activities facilitated numerous global drug trafficking organizations, including the criminal activities of the Los Zetas Mexican drug cartel. DEA and our partners will continue to expose and dismantle these worldwide networks," he added.