Hezbollah using Frankfurt for its cocaine trade, report


German investigators are investigating Hezbollah’s alleged cocaine smuggling in Europe and the transfer of the profits to Lebanon via Frankfurt airport, Der Spiegel , a German magazine reported

According to the magazine the first suspicion that Hezbollah was raising funds through smuggling cocaine was raised back in May 2008 when around 8.7 million Euros ( $13 million ) in cash were found in the luggage of four Lebanese men at Frankfurt airport. Another 500,000 Euros($ 0.75million) were found in the apartment of one of the suspects .

According to Der Spiegel, the suspicion is that family members have been regularly moving millions of euros raised in the European cocaine trade, via Frankfurt to Beirut.

Those receiving the money in Lebanon are said to be members of a family with contacts with the highest levels of the Hizbullah command, including leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.



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