USA v. Fayad, Ali Taan, et al.

FARC; Hizballah

[SDNY] Ali Taan Fayad, also known as Ali Amin, a Lebanese-born Ukrainian arms dealer and Hizballah operative was indicted on charges including "conspiracy to kill officers and employees of the United States," "conspiracy to acquire and transport anti-aircraft missiles," "conspiracy to commit money launderin," "conspiracy to import cocaine into the United States" and "conspiracy to provide material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organisation." In April 2014, Fayad was arrested alongside Fawzi Jaber and Khaled Marabi in a Prague hotel by undercover agents of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency, who were posing as members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. Fayad and his co-conspirators had met with the undercover DEA agents in Ghana and Warsaw as part of a two-year sting operation.