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Hizbollah agent acting in South America (Triple Border) was extradited and charged in U.S. Courts.

Moussa Ali Hamdan, also known as Moussa Hamden, captured in June 15th in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. Credit Photo to ABC Color.

A dual US-Lebanese citizen has been extradited from Paraguay to the United States.

Moussa Ali Hamdan, 38, was charged with supporting Lebanon’s Hezbollah terrorist organization, US officials said Friday.

After being extradited from the paraguayan city of Asuncion, the alleged terrorist Moussa Ali Hamdan appeared in a court in Philadelphia, and he has been charged with providing “material support to Hezbollah“.

Hezbollah is a foreign terrorist organization according to the U.S. government.

Acting in the so called triple Border between Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, and also with alleged connections with the underworld in the city of Ciudad del Este, Hamdan was arrested by Paraguayan authorities last June 15 , on suspicion of supporting terrorism and was subsequently handed over to US custody.

He is accused in the United States on 28 counts including conspiring to supply Hezbollah with fake passports and proceeds from the sale of counterfeit money.

Hamdan  also allegedly raised funds for Hezbollah through the sale of products such as electronics and leisure wear, as well as allegedly smuggled weapons into libanon to support Hizbullah. He is also allegedly responsible of crimes committed in Philadelphia, in order to support Hizbullah.

If convicted on all charges, he faces a prison sentence of up to 260 years.

it is of public knowledge that the U.S. is concerned about Hezbollah´s fund raising activities in Paraguay. The U.S. government also suspects the presence in the region of a radicala nd broader Islamist network, specially  in the so-called Tri-Border Area of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, the area where Hamdan was detained.