Of Masters and Their Slaves

"It only stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master." ―Ayn Rand

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

U.S. Embassy in Belize: Pakistani-Belizean linked to Hezbollah & al-Qaeda terror networks

Reference IDCreatedReleasedClassificationOrigin
08BELMOPAN1922008-04-04 21:282011-08-30 01:44CONFIDENTIALEmbassy Belmopan

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FM AMEMBASSY BELMOPAN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1227
INFO RUEHME/AMEMBASSY MEXICO CITY 0172

C O N F I D E N T I A L BELMOPAN 000192 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
FOR DS/IP/WHA, DS/IP/ITA, DS/ITA/WHA, DS/ATA/PE, DS/CR/CIL, 
DS/DSS/OSAC, CA/FPP, WHA/CEN, INL HSTC 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/04/2018 
TAGS: ASEC PTER CVIS KCRM BH
SUBJECT: (C) ZUBAIR KHAN -- RSO SOURCE ALLEGES 
PAKISTANI-BELIZEAN DRUG TRAFFICKING, MONEY LAUNDERING, 
POSSIBLE TERRORIST TIES 
 
Classified By: Ambassador Robert J. Dieter for reason 1.5(d) 
 
1.  (C) SUMMARY:  An RSO source alleges Pakistani-Belizean 
national, Zubair Khan, is involved with drug trafficking, 
money laundering, and has possible ties to Lebanese Hezbollah 
and Pakistan al-Qaeda associations.  END SUMMARY. 
 
2.  (C) Information provided by source is unconfirmed.  RSO 
source has provided fairly detailed information on 
Pakistani-Belizean national Zubair Khan.  Khan is a Corozal 
Free Zone businessman and owns Bellagio Plaza pharmacy.  The 
Corozal Free Zone is located in northern Belize, adjacent to 
the Mexican border.  Source alleges Khan's drug trafficking 
and money laundering operations may involve 
Lebanese-Belizeans with possible connections to Hezbollah and 
Pakistani al-Qaeda associations. 
 
3.  (C) Khan allegedly employs people to carry small 
quantities of drugs packed as medical supplies from his 
Belize pharmacy through Belize both to Mexico and to the U.S. 
border.  He uses Belizean and Mexican taxi drivers and 
Autobuses de Oriente (ADO) bus operators to transport drugs, 
using Chetumal, Mexico bus terminal workers and vendors as 
couriers.  Source states Khan also started a hair salon 
"Ladies Estatica Salon" in Tijuana, Mexico, to facilitate 
drug shipments.  Khan's unnamed girlfriend operates the 
business and is responsible for drug distribution in the 
area.  Khan is reported to stay at the Seville Hotel when 
visiting Tijuana under an assumed name, "Dr. Vegas."  Source 
alleges hotel staff involvement with Khan's drug trafficking. 
 
4.  (C) Khan also owns a home in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, 
Mexico, which he uses as a staging point for drug shipments 
and money laundering operations.  Khan allegedly expanded his 
drug operations to other northern Mexico areas.  Khan's drug 
trafficking and money laundering supposedly involves several 
other Belizean nationals and a Lebanese-Belizean.  Source 
identified the Belizeans as Stephen and Marlon Skeen, Belize 
City residents.  Marlon Skeen allegedly is a customs broker 
who works closely with the Lebanese-Belizean, identified only 
as "Ziah" or "Diah."  The Lebanese-Belizean's involvement 
includes money laundering, drug trafficking, and firearms 
smuggling. 
 
5.  (C)  Source asserts that both "Ziah" and Zubair Khan are 
assisting international terrorist organization Hezbollah, 
either indirectly or directly.  Source's information is 
unconfirmed and cannot be further substantiated. 
 
6.  (C)  COMMENTS: 
a.  Post believes source identified Pakistani-Belizean Zubair 
Khan is the same individual as Zubair Ahmed Khan (DPOB 16 
June 1963, Pakistan) who possesses a valid U.S. visa issued 
24 January 2006 after security advisory opinion clearance 
received 19 October 2005. 
 
b.  Lebanese-Belizeans have long been tied to stolen vehicles 
being shipped to Lebanon, and suspected ties to Hezbollah. 
Other sources have provided evidence of human smuggling.  In 
light of this background, source's allegations are all the 
more credible. 
 
7.  (U)  POC for this cable is RSO Patrick Harms at 
011-501-822-4011, ext. 4007, or Vice Consul Ed Soltow at 
011-501-822-4011, ext. 4221. 
DIETER


This cable was first leaked by Wikileaks.


The convicted felon, Hezbollah operative, and imam at Shia Association of Bay Area (Saba Islamic Center of San Jose, CA) Rafic Labboun "Allaboun" (a.k.a. Wilhelm Dyck)
The convicted felon, Hezbollah operative, and imam at Shia Association of Bay Area (Saba Islamic Center of San Jose, CA) Rafic Labboun "Allaboun" (a.k.a. Wilhelm Dyck)

Also see: Wikileaks from U.S. Embassy in Belize show Hezbollah in Belize for years

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