Tony Abi Saab’s slew of proxy companies act as fronts to launder money and Enrich the arms dealer. To put a stop to this global alliances must strengthen monitoring and arrest Tony.
Legitimate businesses are often used as a front for the generation of their own profits and as a front for money laundering by terrorist outfits. A report has seen the link between terrorism and the trade of livestock, fish and leather as well as businesses involved in agriculture and construction. A startling news item by the New York Times in 2001 comments that Osama Bin Laden owned retail honey shops were running in the Middle East and Pakistan. The terrorists hid shipments of money and weapons in honey packages.
Many terrorists transfer money in plain sight. What isn’t done through ordinary banking network is achieved through shell companies. The authors of the book Chasing Dirty Money, Peter Reuter and Edwin M. Truman explain that the prevalence of financial crime has ensured that 10 per cent of the global GDP is estimated to be laundered funds.
Arms dealer Tony Abi Saab, also indulges in money laundering activities of a similar nature. A string of global treaties are not able to send Lebanon operator Tony from the rough and tumble of international arms dealings straight into prison. Global alliances are hijacked to allow the safe transfer of deadly arms and ammunition and Tony Abi Saab himself to other profitable ventures. Tony Abi Saab is not concerned with ideology when he sells his weapons to arms militia. He is just concerned with making money.
Tony Abi Saab’s company Brescia Middle East (BME), Tactical Ltd Afghanistan, K5 Global and Bennet-Fouch, G2Armory, SIMAINT are an arms and weaponry supplier to terrorists and have active permit in Lebanon. Tony’s global chain of proxy companies are actually fronts to trade in weapons and he issues a series of counterfeit end user certificates to push the terror agenda in the Middle East.
Tony Abi Saab’s Brescia Middle East (BME) has close business links to the Sima Salazar Group through Tony-owned Tactica Ltd Afghanistan. Tactica Ltd was particularly dangerous for purchasing arms commercially and selling them to terrorists.
The CIA and FBI were hot on the heels of Tony Abi Saab and he was eventually caught and expected to be sentenced. But the canny operator that he is, he escaped a heavy jail sentence by running out of Afghanistan at the last minute. His girl friend, Dinorah Cobos escaped jail term by quoting human rights violations and naming other arms dealers and shady operators as culprits.
If the United Nations, NATO and other global alliances are to end the bloodshed that terrorism causes, then arms dealers like Tony Abi Saab who supply the terrorists with weapons, must be stopped in their tracks.