Hezbollah Financier Arrested at Bucharest Airport

On Friday, the Romanian authorities arrested Muhammad Ibrahim Bazzi, one of the most important financiers of the Lebanese militia Hezbollah, according to reports from Washington.

Bazzi, who has been on the US terrorist list since 2018, was arrested upon his arrival at Bucharest airport.

Bazzi, who is 58 years old, has dual Lebanese and Belgian nationality.

Washington had earmarked a $10 million reward for information on the whereabouts of Bazzi, who has helped raise millions of dollars for Hezbollah over the years.

“Mohamed Bazzi believed he could secretly transfer hundreds of thousands of dollars from the United States to Lebanon without law enforcement being aware of it,” Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Brion Pace said, adding that “his arrest today proves that Bazzi was wrong”.

Bazzi, together with another Lebanese citizen, Talal Shaheen, 78, will be deported from Romania to the United States.