Lebanon denies obstructing extradition of alleged Hezbollah drug financier

Nader Mohamad Farhat is shown after he was arrested in Paraguay "for his alleged role in a $1.3 million drug money laundering scheme." Farhat is alleged to be a member of the Business Affairs Component, the branch of Hezbollah’s External Security Organization in charge of running overseas illicit finance and drug trafficking operations, according to Foreign Policy.
Nader Mohamad Farhat is shown after he was arrested in Paraguay “for his alleged role in a $1.3 million drug money laundering scheme.” Farhat is alleged to be a member of the Business Affairs Component, the branch of Hezbollah’s External Security Organization in charge of running overseas illicit finance and drug trafficking operations, according to Foreign Policy.

Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry has rejected claims that it is obstructing the extradition of a Lebanese national in Paraguay for his alleged drug trafficking and money laundering activities, arguing that the “contents of a Foreign Policy article are inaccurate and out of the scope of reality”, An Nahar newspaper reported on Monday

Foreign Policy published an article last  Saturday in which it  disclosed information that the Lebanese Embassy and its charge d’affairs Hassan Hijazi are attempting to block the extradition of alleged Hezbollah financier Nader Mohamad Farhat to the U.S after he was arrested “for his alleged role in a $1.3 million drug money laundering scheme.”

Farhat is alleged to be a member of the Business Affairs Component, the branch of Hezbollah’s External Security Organization in charge of running overseas illicit finance and drug trafficking operations, according to Foreign Policy.

The article then underscores that Hijazi, in coordination with the Foreign Ministry, is looking to thwart the attempts of the U.S to extradite Farhat while sending a “letter to Paraguay’s attorney general intimating that she should reject the U.S. request to extradite” the Lebanese national.

An Nahar/FP

  • Steve Harvey

    Lebanon is blocking this Hezbollah terrorist financier’s extradition because Nasrallah runs Lebanon. Any and all US aid to Lebanon should be suspended until the extradition (to America) is finalized.

    • Niemals

      We heard it already in 2016 that the DEA is helping to bust Hezbollah European drug cell, nothing have happen since 2016….

      Hezbollah is deeply involved in the Syrian civil war on behalf of its patron, the Islamic Republic of Iran.

      Iran, Syria’s chief ally, has fully backed Syrian al-Asaad to remain in power, in part in order to ensure that resupply routes to Hezbollah in Lebanon are not cut.

      Hezbollah has led other Iranian recruited Shiite militias, from Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, in the fight against the primarily Sunni Syrian opposition, backed by Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar.

  • vs

    The terrorist organization Hezbollah reported in its Telegram channel that its
    Facebook page and the Twitter mini-blog were closed without warning

  • Niemals

    Hezbollah’s Central War Media…?!?! accused the US-based websites (why they use this US website…) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cdb33cc30478f679a54185f0bf727ca90288db5a106bcbf7145b69340798555e.jpg of running an anti-media campaign against the Lebanese resistance movement.

  • Rascal

    Ironically the Party of God is one of the largest global drug cartels going.
    And only in Lebanon can a know terrorist group, drug dealers and hired mercs run free and even run for government or attack the government and get away with it. There is a complete separate law (or lack of) when it comes to Hezbollah in the failed state of Lebanon.