NY: Hezbollah, Hamas men allegedly part of smuggling ring

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 16, 2013 18:07

New York law enforcement late Wednesday busted a smuggling ring, consisting of suspected members of Hamas and Hezbollah, that has been funneling millions of dollars of funds to terrorist organizations from the sale of tax-free cigarettes, the New York Daily News reported citing local law enforcement officials.

According to the report, The New York state attorney general and the New York Police Department (NYPD) arrested 16 members of the group. 

The ring had infiltrated the market with the sales of over one million cartons of tax-free cigarettes smuggled from Southern states, where they were bought at cheaper prices, legal authorities were reported as saying .


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