BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Monday that he had designated five groups as transnational criminal organizations.
Among the groups designated as transnational criminal organizations by the Attorney General on Monday were Hezbollah, MS-13, Sinaloa Cartel, Clan de Golfo, and Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion.
A special team of “experienced international narcotics trafficking, terrorism, organized crime, and money laundering prosecutors” will investigate individuals and networks providing support to Hezbollah, Sessions said, as quoted by the Reuters News Agency.
Of the five groups designated to this list, Hezbollah was the only organization not based in Latin America.
“With this new task force in place, our efforts will be more targeted and more effective than ever,” Sessions said, explaining that in 90 days task-force members will give him specific recommendations “to prosecute these groups and ultimately take them off of our streets.”