Three South Florida men have been arrested, and a fourth man charged, with illegally dealing with a Paraguayan business suspected of being a financial arm of Hizballah.
According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami, the indictment charges the defendants with conspiracy and smuggling charges.
The allegations involve Playstation 2 gaming consoles, games and cameras which were shipped from South Florida to the Galeria Page mall in a town called in Ciudad del Este. Any transaction with Galeria Page has been illegal since December 2006, when the Treasury Department identified it as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity.
Hizballah is never mentioned in the 19-page indictment, but it does cite the Treasury order which targeted alleged the terrorist group's financiers "in the Triple Frontier of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay."