Readers of this blog have known for years that Hezbollah is moving money to Lebanon, through banks in the Republic of Panama, but new information confirms that the specially designated global terrorist organization actually maintains an office in Panama City. If I have this information, then certainly Panamanian law enforcement authorities also are aware of it.
The question remains, why does Panama allow Hezbollah terrorist financing operations to operate ? Are payments being made to corrupt law enforcement officials, or are their relatives in the private sector earning large profits from their participation in the transfers of funds ? Whatever the reason, there is no gatekeeper on duty in Panama, when it comes to suppression of terrorist financing activities.