Former special agent-in-charge of the DEA special operations division, Derek Maltz, revealed that there were businesses throughout the U.S. being used to support Hezbollah to the tune of $200 million a month, including drugs and sending used cars into West Africa.
“I found it odd that we didn’t have leadership in the administration that would enforce and hold people accountable to bring the agencies together to ensure that we can protect the American public. It was very strange,” Maltz said in an interview on Fox News.
Maltz said he briefed then-Attorney General Eric Holder on the investigation, adding that the latter was "very alarmed" about the magnitude of money and drugs involved, promised to set up meetings with national security officials and was almost always "supportive" of his investigations.
However, Maltz said the follow-up meetings never happened.
“It didn’t happen. I can’t explain it.”
"It was very strange for me sitting there listening to the Attorney General of the United States directing his people to have a meeting to get more information from the DEA and our interagency partners about this global trade-based money laundering scheme and they weren’t interested," he said.
Maltz said the scheme, involving used cars, is still going on today involving hundreds of businesses.
"They're booming," he said, explaining the illicit money is funneled to Hezbollah to buy weapons and support its terrorist activities.