EXCLUSIVE: Alleged Hezbollah Member Trying to Infiltrate Defense Dept Arrested in US
An alleged former Hezbollah commander who was attempting to infiltrate the US Defense Department has been arrested in San Antonio, Texas, according to the FBI. The alleged Hezbollah commander’s name is Wissam Allouche.
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, FBI Spokesman for the San Antonio division, Special Agent Erik Vasys, confirmed that the individual was trying to obtain a sensitive government position.
“We [FBI] worked closely with ARMY CID (Criminal Investigation Command) and the San Antonio Police Department,” said Special Agent Vasys. “This guy lied on his entry documentation into the United States and other documentation. He was not honest about his affiliation with a terrorist organization.”
An online search of the name "Wissam Allouche" reveals the suspect was possibly already working as a linguist for the US ARMY. The ARMY CID’s involvement reinforces this likelihood.
Details of the story first emerged on the website of the San Antonio Express-News. Guillermo Contreras reported that the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force identified Allouche as a former “fighter with the Amal militia in Lebanon in the early to mid-1980s”; Allouche became a commander in the Amal militia after being released as an Israeli prisoner of war. Hezbollah was formed by former members of the religious wing of the Amal militia.
“We do not wish to comment on any further details of this case,” said Special Agent Vasys.
(Editor's Note: Brandon Darby has previously worked as an undercover operational source with a San Antonio Division Joint Terrorism Task Force.)
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