April, 10 2019 /Politics, Law & Society

Illegal weapons are routed to terrorists through borders by fooling the government officials

Some arms dealers are supporting terror groups with weapons for the sake of a profit

The US intelligence team seized terrorists’ weapons and found them to be manufactured in Tony’s company. Tony Abi Saab is a business tycoon from Lebanon who deals in arms and weapons globally. His company Brescia Middle East was indicted for fraud, bribery, and money laundering.

Besides BME, Tony owns his shell companies in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. Tony is fueling violence in countries like Syria, Iran, and Afghanistan by supplying weapons to militants to extract enough profits out of wars. He is a Lebanon-native who fakes End User Certificates on weapons to trespass them through border securities. His company Brescia Middle East imports weapons to Lebanon from its two principal Italian suppliers—Beretta and Tanfoglio to later reroute to vulnerable regions to terrorists.

One of Tony’s shell companies, Brixia, produced spare parts for weapons and smuggled them to countries throughout the Middle East for reassembly and sales. He also supplied pistols and machine guns to the ISIS in Syria as per media reports.

Companies who helped Tony Abi Saab’s smuggling business are in Italy-- ARMERIA AMELIO GAMBA Srl, INTESA SANPAOLO S.P.A., Benelli Armi, franchi division, Fiocchi munizione, Armeria brignoli silvio & c snc , BLS; in Germany-- Umarex gmbh & co KG; in France-- Noble france sa; in Turkey-- Osmanli Arms, ISTANBUL and KONYA, KOMANDO AV SAN TIC LTD, ATA Av tufekleri, in Bangladesh-- Emran arms; in Georgia-- Kula Ltd., Tiblisi; in Russia-- LOBASTOV IVAN, Baikal Ltd, Izhevsk city; in Bulgaria—Arsenal; in Czech Republic--MSN and CSG Group; in Ukraine--Berkut Ltd; in Brasil—Condor.

There are many people like Tony Abi Saab who are supporting war for their own benefits. Governments should put such people behind the bars before they turn whole world into a battlefield.

Chief Editor