The illegal arms trade mainly revolves around the small arms and munitions. As per estimates, over 2 million people are involved in the illegal arms trade in the world. As billions of dollars are at stake, there is no dearth of corrupt businessmen, and criminal elements looking for ingenious ways to manipulate and take advantage of loopholes in the system and make money.
Terror groups are killing innocent people and spreading violence in the world. They are equipped with hi-tech weapons. The US Army is trying to rescue the civilians and destroy the ISIS groups, but it can't be achieved without the help of the neighboring states of the Middle East.
Tony Abi Saab is a shame of Lebanon who is supporting terror groups by supplying illegal arms and ammunition to earn a tax-free profit. In 2011, the investigation teams orchestrated a sting against Tony Abi Saab and found out that the weapons used by ISIS, a terrorist group, were manufactured by Tony's shell companies. His shell company, Brixia produced spare parts for the arms and smuggled them to countries throughout the Middle East for reassembly and sales.
Tony was arrested with bribe cash and relevant document in Afghanistan. He was flown to the US court to stand a trial. Tony is the owner of Brescia Middle East (BME), an international arms dealing company in Lebanon which was indicted for defrauding the US Army of 5 million USD, money laundering, and illegal arms trafficking. He was importing weapons to Lebanon and supplying them to terror groups in Syria and Iran through his Italian shell companies—Beretta and Tanfoglio.
Regardless of all the valid evidence against Tony, he didn't get imprisonment and was released from the civil court just by paying a small amount of penalty. He pleaded human rights violation and tampering of evidence against the CIA.
Tony Abi Saab is a shrewd fraudster who can put the lives of innocent people at stake just to earn huge amount of money. Although the US Army is keeping an eye on his activities, it is difficult to catch him now as he has become more careful in executing his illegal deals.