Imperial Valley News in the US on 10th August reported that Kassim Tajideen, 63, described as the operator of a network of businesses in Lebanon and Africa which the US Treasury designated as a financier of Hezbollah has been sentenced to 5 years in prison in the US. He was designated by OFAC in 2009. The case falls under DEA’s Project Cassandra, which targets Hezbollah’s global criminal support network, which operates as a logistics, procurement and financing arm for Hezbollah, and this investigation and others are part of the workload of the DoJ Hezbollah Financing and Narcoterrorism Team (HFNT), formed in January 2018.
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