Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad Funded by Bulgaria Drug Traffic

Politics | April 9, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0

Part of the large profits from the illegal drugs trade carried out by Bulgarian and Arab organized crime groups have been used to fund Middle Eastern terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad.

This is one of the main conclusions of the Report on the situation in the Bulgarian Interior Ministry and its efforts to combat drugs production and distribution by MP Mincho Spasov, Chair of the Parliamentary Interior Committee.

The report is to be discussed Wednesday afternoon, after the regular Committee meeting on Tuesday was put off.

It reveals there were constant leakages of classified information from the Interior Ministry structures to the mafia.

Bulgarian organized crime groups dealing with the production and trafficking of synthetic drugs destined mainly for export to the Arab states are found to have been working in cooperation with Arab persons closely related to Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad.

Data from the Bulgarian National Security Agency disclosed by the Report confirms that a large part of the drugs trade profits have been used to finance the Middle Eastern terrorist organizations.

The Hezbollah movement is a Shiite paramilitary organization in Lebanon. Islamic Jihad is related to it but is active in Palestine, and mainly in the Gaza Strip.
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