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NY U.S. Attorney Merging Drug and Terrorism Units

U.S. Atty. Preet Bharara/doj photo

U.S. Atty. Preet Bharara/doj photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Terrorist groups in recent times have increasingly turned to drug trafficking to finance operations,  and the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan is responding.

The New York Times is reporting that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is merging the office’s international drug trafficking and terrorism units because he “wants to focus more on extremist Islamic groups whose members he believes are increasingly turning to the drug trade to finance their activities.”

In the past year, there have been reports of such groups as Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Revolutionary Armed Forces in Colomobia trafficking in drugs to support operations.

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