Iranian Man Convicted in New York of Conspiring to Import Heroin to Finance Hezbollah

Shariah Finance Watch 30 November 2012

The drug trade is widely used to fund Jihad. This is especially true of Hezbollah, as this case illustrates, but the drug trade also provides extensive financing for the Taliban in Afghanistan.

An Iranian man faces a sentence of life in prison after he was convicted in federal court in New York of conspiring to import heroin into the U.S. in a scheme to help finance the Hezbollah terror group, prosecutors said.

A jury yesterday took about two hours to convict Siavosh Henareh, 58, after a two-week trial before U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff in Manhattan (continue reading...)