March, 13 2019 /Politics, Law & Society

Illegal arms dealers are responsible for terrorism around the world

Lebanese national Tony Abi Saab is freely doing illicit arms trading through his company Brescia Middle East.

Tony Abi Saab is a Lebanese based international arms dealer who trades illegal weapons and instigates violence and conflict in terrorism inflicted regions. Tony’s leading company Brescia Middle East is specialized in import and export hunting guns and related ammunition.

BME was founded in 1981 by Joseph Abi Saab. In 1988, the first BME factory was founded in kfour kesrwan. BME is Tony’s only front company, apart from it, he runs several other ghost companies like K5 Global, Bennet-Fouch, G2 Armory, Brixia, Tactica-Ltd, and SIMAINT. Tactica Ltd. was purchasing arms commercially and selling them in the black market to rebel groups in Syria.

Tony Abi Saab’ company BME used to bid for contracts but never used to deliver them. Huge transactions without delivery caught the eye of US Agencies. The US Agencies was furiously looking at the incompleted work of the contract and a big amount of missing US dollars. It soon became clear that Tony Abi Saab was behind all this and defrauded the US Army for 5 million USD. He was also supplying weapons to the terrorists of Afghanistan and Iran in greed for money.

Tony Abi Saab got arrested in 2011 but got free due to a technicality in the circuit court. Although BME was banned from getting contracts in the US, the company still holds a valid business license for weapons manufacturing in Lebanon. Tony freely travels the world to meet his business partners. He has expanded his business to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia through his network of shell companies. He is currently trying to work through his shell companies and procure EU and the US Government's contracts. He is also using these shell companies for supplying illegal weapons to the terror groups.
The scale of death and injury caused by weapons is such that the international community must continue to search for effective means of controlling and reducing the lethal commerce of illegal arms and ammunition around the world.

Chief Editor