The Supreme Court of Cyprus has affirmed a lower court order of extradition, by dismissing an appeal filed in the case of a member of Hezbollah wanted on Federal money laundering charges in Miami. Reports indicate that the defendant was arrested in 2019 upon arrival at Larnaca international Airport. He is currently being held in detention, awaiting extradition to the United States
The pending charges, which have not been verified, as his US Court proceedings are most likely sealed, are said to be:
(1) Money Laundering in excess of $100,000.
(2) Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering.
(3) Operating an Unlicensed Money Transmitter.
(4) Illegal use of wireless commnications.
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Due to privacy restrictions, the court apparently only identified the defendant by his surname, "Diab." While this is not confirmed, the individual is most likely GHASSAN DIAB, against whom an arrest warrant was issued in Miami in 2016, and who is associated with Hezbollah money launderers MOHAMMAS AHMAD AMMAR and HASSAN MOHSEN MANSOUR, all of whom allegedly coordinated the movement to Miami of $500,000 in Australian drug profits, via Dubai and Hong Kong.