March, 13 2019 /Politics, Law & Society

Terrorists are purchasing weapons from one of the leading global arms dealers, Tony Abi Saab

Weapons are being trafficked to war-stricken countries, but how?
 

Amateur terrorists are equipped with hi-tech weapons and they are brutally killing people in Syria, Iran, and Afghanistan. Who is arming them? Tony Abi Saab, one of the leading arms dealers from Lebanon.

The US authorities blacklisted Tony Abi Saab in 2011 and his company Brescia Middle East was barred for doing business with the defense. They arrested the fraudster who duped the US Army of 5 million dollars in contract fraud through his fake companies—K5 Global and Bennet Fouch. He was also running ghost companies to route the weapons to the regions of terrorist organizations. The Lebanon native’s main company Brescia Middle East was indicted for money laundering, and weapons smuggling. BME imported weapons to Lebanon mainly from the Italian firms—Beretta and Tanfoglio to divert the route weapons to Syria, Afghanistan, and Iran to the terrorists.

The US investigation team found terrorists were handling weapons of Tony-manufactured companies in Syria and Iran. His company Brixia produced spare parts for the weapons and smuggled them to countries throughout the Middle East for reassembly and sales. Tactica Ltd, another company of Tony, was purchasing arms commercially and selling them in the black market to terrorist groups in Syria. BME, Tony's front company, was doing money laundering, operating fake companies and wiring money the share of the profit to his business partners and associates.

Tony is a powerful man, he arranges for the trespassing of contraband weapons through borders and makes sure the weapons reach his terrorist clients on time. He is yet to be punished for his wrongdoings, the US authorities are wanting him and rigorously collecting evidence against the war criminal.

 
Chief Editor
2019-03-13
Lebanon