Federal agents arrested an Ohio couple Thursday on charges they conspired to provide material support to Hizballah.
Hor and Amera Akl, both 37, are dual American and Lebanese citizens living in Toledo. According to an Department of Justice statement, the couple told a confidential informant they were eager to support the terrorist group and came up with 10 different ways to do so.
One involved stashing $500,000 cash in a car they would ship to Lebanon. Hor Akl claims to have met with Hizballah officials during a trip to Lebanon in March "to make arrangements for the delivery of the funds to Hizballah," the statement said.
Other charges include conspiracy to launder money, to commit arson and insurance fraud.
"Those who willfully work to fund terror with U.S. dollars must understand that the FBI works even harder to ensure that they fail," said C. Frank Figliuzzi, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Cleveland office.