February, 19 2019 /Politics, Law & Society

How to punish and restrict movement of convicted arms dealers and money launderers

Tony Abi Saab has committed a criminal offenses like money laundering and arms smuggling, but is still out of jail.
 

Tony Abi Saab is an illegal arms dealer from Lebanon. Lebanon borders by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south, while Cyprus is west across the Mediterranean Sea. This geography is well-suited to Tony for smuggling the arms easily to war-stricken countries like Syria and Iran.

The US Army’s Contract award system in Afghanistan is plagued with corruption, all thanks to the local and Middle Eastern companies such as BME. Over the last five years, about USD 150 Million has been marked as wasted on non-functioning contracts.

In 2011, Tony Abi Saab was arrested for bribing US Army personnel and defrauding the US Government of over 5 Million dollars. The US Army is very serious about catching fraudsters who are siphoning money to terror outfits. The Army’s seriousness is undeniable as they have included the FBI and CIA to assist them in catching such persons as they operate internationally and have known to evade customs, sanctions and even border controls.

In the specific case of Tony Abi Saab of SIMAINT and BME, the FBI and the US Army led the charge to create a sting operation in Afghanistan. This sting operation led to the arrest of Tony Abi Saab red-handed with cash and documents to ensure long term jail. The arrest was executed by the CIA that flew Tony back to Washington DC to stand a trial in the US court.

The CIA extracted information about Tony’s illegal activities and destabilization efforts in Syria to arm the anti-Army groups. He was charged for terror-related activities like helping the rebel groups by supplying arms and related ammunition, but due to a technicality in the Circuit court the evidence couldn't be submitted. This enabled Tony to escape jail on the charge of bribing and instead pay a small fine.

Tony Abi Saab is now roaming free and is stronger than ever. He is supplying to all sides in the Syrian war while also applying and winning tenders in East Europe and with the United Nations just for the sake of a profit. He has built a network of customers such as Italy: ARMERIA AMELIO GAMBA Srl, INTESA SANPAOLO S.P.A., Benelli Armi, franchi division, Fiocchi munizione, Armeria brignoli silvio & c snc , BLS — Germany: Umarex gmbh & co KG — France: Noble france sa — Turkey: Osmanli Arms, ISTANBUL and KONYA, KOMANDO AV SANTIC LTD, ATA Av tufekleri — Bangladesh: Emran arms, — East Europe and Russia: Kula Ltd., Tiblisi - Georgia, LOBASTOV IVAN, Baikal Ltd, Izhevsk city, Russia, Arsenal, Bulgaria, MSN and CSG Group, Czech Republic, Berkut Ltd, Ukraine — Brasil: Condor, and is extensively using his bank accounts to launder money and smuggle weapons around the world.

 
Chief Editor
2019-02-18
Europe