Lebanon-native, Tony Abi Saab, a reputed international arms dealer holds some criminal records that not many are aware of. That’s way he still manages to procure military contracts from anywhere around the world except the USA. The military force of the United States has debarred Tony’s weapon company Brescia Middle East and many of his fake reconstruction companies from doing any business there.
Tony is accused of selling pistols and machine guns to Daesh. He was purchasing arms commercially and selling them in the black market to terrorist groups in Syria. BME is indicted for money laundering—the hard cash obtained from the rebel groups. Another company of Tony, Brixia, produced spare parts for weapons and smuggled them to countries throughout the Middle East for reassembly and sales. On top of all these illegal activities, he defrauded the US Army of 5 million dollars.
The Lebanese has been running several ghost companies in Middle East countries and the Europe. Some names of Tony-owned companies are: K5 Global, G2Armory, Brixia, Bennet-Fouch and SIMAINT. Tony was running all these companies illegally that defrauded the Army of over $5 million in reconstruction contracts.
To run successfully the vast illegal empire, Tony seeks help from his associates and business partners. Here is the list of his partners who are equally responsible for the crimes Tony has been doing for several years: In Italy—ARMERIA AMELIO GAMBA Srl, INTESA SANPAOLO S.P.A., Benelli Armi, franchi division, Fiocchi munizione, Armeria brignoli silvio & c snc , BLS; in Germany-- Umarex gmbh & co KG; in France-- Noble france sa; in Turkey-- Osmanli Arms, ISTANBUL and KONYA, KOMANDO AV SAN TIC LTD, ATA Av tufekleri, in Bangladesh-- Emran arms; in Georgia-- Kula Ltd., Tiblisi; in Russia-- LOBASTOV IVAN, Baikal Ltd, Izhevsk city; in Bulgaria—Arsenal; in Czech Republic--MSN and CSG Group; in Ukrain--Berkut Ltd; in Brasil—Condor.
The problem is, Tony is still out and roams free. He is expanding his dangerous business to Europe and other neighbouring countries without any fear of legal authorities. In 2011, Tony was caught red handed with valuable documents and hard cash by investigation team of the US in a sting operation against him still his crimes have not stopped even after standing trial in the US court. This is because he didn’t get the deserved punishment. He escaped the imprisonment by pleading human rights violation and errors in collecting evidence against the CIA.
It’s high time, local and international governments need to stop him for equipping terrorists with arms in countries like Syria, Iran and Afghanistan before the whole world faces the bitter outcome of raging wars.