Small Wars Journal

2006 Lebanon War

Exploiting Vulnerabilities in Lebanese Hezbollah’s Continuing Narcotics Finances

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:13am
Lebanese Hezbollah, in the face of dwindling external financial support from the Iranian government between 2006 and 2012, diversified its funding streams by establishing lucrative and expansive narcotics smuggling and sales networks around the world. This narcotics trade is now arguably Hezbollah’s largest consistent source of revenue, enabling it to conduct terrorist activities, fund its charitable projects in Lebanon, and portray itself as a legitimate political and resistance movement.

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