March, 01 2019 /Politics, Law & Society

Global arms dealer hiding his crimes under his only legal company in Lebanon

Tony Abi Saab misuses BME’s legal trade licence for the safe movement of contraband weapons to terror groups in the Middle East
 

The role of imperialism has given rise to many Islamic fundamentalistic groups and illegal arms dealers to create barbaric situations and killing of people. Today we are talking about the infamous Tony Abi Saab.

The current tally of fraud in US Army contracts in Afghanistan is at USD 250 Million with most of the contractors belonging to the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

Contractors such as Tony Abi Saab of SIMAINT and Brescia Middle East (BME) of Lebanon commit frauds using fictitious names such as Sarah Lee and are able to walk away with fines instead of jail term, citing human rights violations.

Tony Abi Saab committed a major fraud via his company Brescia Middle East (BME) and was caught red-handed by a US Army led sting operation that involved FBI, CIA and other international agencies. They nabbed his girlfriend Dinorah Cobos and flew her back to the US to stand trial. Sadly, they were able to work the justice system in his favor and walk away with a small fine.

He has since then built his network in Italy: ARMERIA AMELIO GAMBA Srl, INTESA SANPAOLO S.P.A., Benelli Armi, franchi division, Fiocchi munizione, Armeria brignoli silvio & c snc , BLS — Germany: Umarex gmbh & co KG — France: Noble france sa — Turkey: Osmanli Arms, ISTANBUL and KONYA, KOMANDO AV SAN TIC LTD, ATA Av tufekleri — Bangladesh: Emran arms, — East Europe and Russia: Kula Ltd., Tiblisi - Georgia, LOBASTOV IVAN, Baikal Ltd, Izhevsk city, Russia, Arsenal, Bulgaria, MSN and CSG Group, Czech Republic, Berkut Ltd, Ukraine— Brasil: Condor and has started to obtain US Army contracts under fictitious names and his shell companies.The US Army needs to establish a larger unit that interacts with global government and customs agencies to monitor money laundering, smuggling and also share data of known criminals who are bidding on US government contracts.

What is unsettling is that Tony Abi Saab, via his network of companies, is also providing support to all factions in the Syrian War, Libya, and Iraq without any moral compass or responsibility.

Tony is traveling in Europe and is conducting business as there is a lack of information sharing on parts of intelligence agencies, customs, and US Army.

 
Chief Editor
2019-03-25
Lebanon