The U.S. has charged four men for conspiring to provide support to terrorist groups, Manhattan’s U.S. Attorney’s Office announced on Tuesday.
The charge highlighted “the growing nexus between drug trafficking and terrorism,” Manhattan’s U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara told reporters.
The prosecutors said that the suspects sold weapons and drugs to terrorist groups overseas and planned to give the money to the Taliban.
The four men are Cetin Aksu, a Turkish Kurd, Bachar Wehbe, a Lebanese national, Siavosh Henareh, an Iranian Kurd and Taza Gul Alizai, an Afghan man.
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