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The Crime-Terror Convergence: Countering Hezbollah’s Growing Criminal Empire in Latin America

  • G-50 Russell Senate Office Building (map)

On January 11, 2018, the Justice Department announced the creation of a new Hezbollah Financing and Narcoterrorism Team (HFNT). Netting hundreds of millions of dollars annually through trafficking cocaine and opioids, and laundering the illicit proceeds through used cars and cigarettes, Lebanon’s “Party of God” has morphed into a sophisticated crime-terror empire with significant presence in Latin America. Join us for a special discussion with U.S. national security experts on how to successfully address the growing convergence of international terrorism and transnational organized crime.