Good thing we’re easing up on those border controls, eh? From JTA, with thanks to Olivia:
The FBI broke up a ring that tried to smuggle Hezbollah operatives into the United States.
In testimony Tuesday to Congress on the FBI”s budget request, director Robert Mueller said most recent reports on terrorist smuggling do not pan out.
However, he identified one that did: “This was an occasion in which Hezbollah operatives were assisting others with some association with Hezbollah in coming to the United States,” Mueller said. “That was an organization that we dismantled and identified those persons who had been smuggled in. And they have been addressed as well.”
Mueller did not elaborate further, except to say that the ring had attempted to smuggle the operatives into the United States from Mexico.