|Rafic Mohammad Labboun Allaboun|
(legal name: Rafic Labboun)
The American citizen of Lebanese origin Rafic Mohammad Labboun "Allaboun" (legal name: Rafic Labboun), a suspected member of the terrorist network Hezbollah, was arrested Saturday night in Merida through an operation conducted by the National Migration Institute (INM) and the State Police.
Labboun "Allaboun" was arrested in a house located in the street 41-B, between 56 and 5 of the colony Francisco de Montejo in the west part of the city. At the moment of the arrest, the suspect identified himself with a fake passport from the government of Belize.
Eyewitnesses from the colony, where the operative took place, recalled that close to 9 PM vehicles from the INM and the SSP parked front of the premises, several officers heavily armed got out, and in a very quick and effective operation arrested three men. The suspects were taken, apparently, to a security complex located on the loop highway escorted by a high security convoy.
In the same operation, George Abdalah Elders and Justin Yasser Safa were also arrested; both Belizeans citizens with valid migratory forms (FM1) issued by the INM.
|Heavily armed Mexican counterterrorism units|
arrested Rafic Mohammad Labboun "Allaboun"
of Hezbollah in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
After the arrest, information leaked that somehow Labboun "Allaboun" is linked to the 911 attack of the Twin Towers in New York, the data has not yet been fully confirmed.
Allegedly the group arrested were participating in financing activities in an attempt to bail out incarcerated Hezbollah members jailed in the United States.
However, Rafic Labboun was deported to the U.S. a few hours after his arrest, Sunday very early in the morning. The head of the INM in Yucatan, Benito Rosell Isaac declared that there is a warrant against Labboun from Houston, Texas.
This article first appeared in The Yucatan Times.
Rafic Labboun is an imam with the Northern California-based Shia Association of Bay Area (Saba Center of San Jose) and Fatimiyya Islamic Center of Hayward.