A Tucson, A.Z. Police Department document leaked by hackers reveals testimony that Hezbollah has a large arms stockpile in Mexico, PublicIntelligence.net reports. The September 2010 memo raises concerns that Hezbollah has linked up with Mexican drug gangs that could assist in smuggling terrorists and weapons into the United States.
“In April of last year, the arrest of Jamal Yousef – in New York City – exposed a weapons cache of 100 M-16 assault rifles, 100 AR-15 rifles, 2,500 hand grenades, C4 explosives and antitank munitions,” the memo reads.
“According to Yousef, the weapons, which were being stored in Mexico, had been stolen from Iraq with the help of his cousin who was a member of Hezbollah.”
The police document recounts that a member of Hezbollah was arrested in July 2010 in Mexico trying to set up a network for the terrorist organization. It also says that there is a “strong suspicion” that car bombs being set off by Mexican drug gangs were developed with assistance from Hezbollah.
In July 2010, a Mexican drug gang detonated an advanced car bomb that was said to have “Hezbollah-like sophistication.” The explosion came shortly after Rep. Sue Myrick said that she was told by a Mexican military officer that Hezbollah was training members of the drug cartels, and that the instruction could include car bombs.
“If our government and responsible partners in Latin America fail to act, I believe there will be an attack on U.S. personnel, installations or interests in the Americas as soon as Hizballah operatives believe that they are capable of such an operation without implicating their Iranian sponsors in the crime,” Roger Noriega, a top expert on Latin America told the House Homeland Security Committee last week.
Posted by Ryan Mauro On July - 15 - 2011
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