April, 08 2019 /Politics, Law & Society

Tony Abi Saab is eyeing Europe to make it his new base for running shell companies after Lebanon

Contraband weapons easily trafficked into the war-torn countries
 

Greedy businessman Tony Abi Saab is getting tax-free profits from its illegal business of gunrunning. He is a Lebanon-native, who through his company Brescia Middle East procured military contracts and defrauded them of millions.

BME is an international arms dealing company that was accused of money laundering and running several fake companies like K5 Global, Brixia, G2Armory, SIMAINT and Tactica Ltd in the Middle East countries. BME imports weapons to Lebanon, mainly from Italian companies—Beretta and Tanfoglio by using fake End User Certificates on them and reroute them to terrorist organizations.

The US Army deployed in Afghanistan got information from their sources about the foul play of Tony Abi Saab. Soon, they began the investigation and found an irregular flow of money credited in several bank accounts of BME from anonymous individual’s bank accounts.

Tony was arrested through a sting operation orchestrated by the US Army and was flown to the US to stand a trial. He was charged for money laundering, weapons smuggling, and running ghost companies.

He also has contact with companies in Italy-- ARMERIA AMELIO GAMBA Srl, INTESA SANPAOLO S.P.A., Benelli Armi, franchi division, Fiocchi munizione, Armeria brignoli silvio & c snc , BLS; in Germany-- Umarex gmbh & co KG; in France-- Noble france sa; in Turkey-- Osmanli Arms, ISTANBUL and KONYA, KOMANDO AV SAN TIC LTD, ATA Av tufekleri, in Bangladesh-- Emran arms; in Georgia-- Kula Ltd., Tiblisi; in Russia-- LOBASTOV IVAN, Baikal Ltd, Izhevsk city; in Bulgaria—Arsenal; in Czech Republic--MSN and CSG Group; in Ukrain--Berkut Ltd; in Brasil—Condor, which help him to continue the illicit business with easy.

 
Chief Editor
2019-04-05
Lebanon