An Hizbullah operative has been snatched up from Paraguay and brought to a Philadelphia court in the U.S.
He’s charged with sale of fake passports and counterfeit money, and various other charges, Moussa Ali Hamdan, a dual U.S.-Lebanese citizen, faces 28 counts – a potential 260 years in prison.
The federal prosecutor’s office in Pennsylvania said in a statement that he was charged with providing “material support to Hizbullah, a designated foreign terrorist organization.”
Diplomatic documents leaked by the WikiLeaks group made it clear the U.S. embassy in Chile was tracking fundraising efforts by the Lebanon-based terrorist group in Latin America.
Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay were named in the Islamist network under surveillance by the embassy.