Bachar Wehbe

Charged: July 14, 2011
Affiliation
Hezbollah
State
New York
District
Southern District of New York
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Material support
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: November 04, 2011
Sentenced: November 04, 2013
Imprisonment
5 years
Supervised Release
2 years
Released: January 15, 2016
Details
Bachar Wehbe
  • Age
    38
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    White
Siavosh Henareh, an Iranian citizen; Bachar Wehbe, a Lebanese citizen; and Cetin Aksu, a Turkish citizen, conspired with undercover DEA informants to import heroin into the United States. As part of a sting, the DEA informants posed as affiliates of Hezbollah and said proceeds from the drug sales would fund the terrorist organization.