Pittenger: Islamic Terrorists link with Drug Lords
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONGRESSMAN PITTENGER TO LEAD MAJOR FORUM ON LINK BETWEEN ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND DRUG CARTELS
CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) travels to Latin America this weekend to lead a major international forum on the growing link between radical Islamic terrorists and Latin American drug cartels. 300 Members of Parliament and security officials from fifteen South American nations will attend the forum hosted by Congressman Pittenger.
“Hezbollah is partnering with Latin American drug lords to raise money for terrorist activity,” said Congressman Pittenger. “This includes participation in drug trafficking, gun running, and trade-based money laundering. The combination of radical Islamic terrorists and violent drug lords is a serious threat to national security.”
Congressman Pittenger will be joined by representatives from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, and Uruguay. Experts on Intelligence, cybersecurity, and counter-terrorism financing will participate in this important dialogue.
Congressman Pittenger is Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance, and Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare.
This will be the ninth Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum led and hosted by Congressman Pittenger. At each forum, Members of Parliament and other officials from around the world gather to discuss joint opportunities to combat terrorism and terrorism financing, address cyber security concerns, and learn from experts.