The Czech Republic has extradited to the United States a Lebanese man who was detained on suspicion of supporting terrorism in a sting operation in 2014, police said Saturday.
Faouzi Jaber was caught trying to sell weapons from Ukraine to agents of the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) posing as guerilla fighters belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), according to Czech media.
He faces a life sentence in the United States after his extradition from the Czech Republic several weeks ago, police spokeswoman Marketa Janovska said in a statement.
Faouzi was arrested in April 2014 along with two other men of Lebanese-origin who were subsequently
released in February 2016, provoking an angry reaction from the United States embassy in Prague.
Ali Taan Fayyad and Khaled Marabi were freed as part of a deal to secure the release of five Czech citizens kidnapped in Lebanon in July 2015, among whom was Fayyad’s lawyer.
The two men were accused by American officials of preparing assassinations of US government employees and of planning to use a surface-to-air missile against a US diplomatic mission.
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