Angola Expels 16 Lebanese over Terrorism, Money Laundering

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Angola has expelled 140 foreign nationals, including 16 Lebanese, on suspicions of terrorism and money laundering, a government official told Agence France Presse

"These foreigners were expelled from Angola because of their illegal status and for money laundering and for terrorism," said Fretas Neto, who heads Angola's foreign migration office (SME).

The action was taken, he explained, "to safeguard the national interest and guarantee the internal security of the Angolan state."

Police also probed four other Lebanese nationals and plans to expel them shortly, Neto said.

"They will be banned from the country for a period of more than 20 years," he added.

Since a protracted civil war ended in 2002, Angola has attracted a substantial number of foreigners looking to capitalize on an economic boom fuelled by the flourishing oil industry and the diamond trade.

There are several Lebanese-owned businesses in the capital Luanda, mainly in the import-export sector.

Comments 7
Thumb shab 8 years

Excellent !

Thumb shab 8 years

Excellent !

Thumb jabalamel 8 years

i guess zionist information war department think it's only hezb'allah members.

another dellusion

Thumb canaanite 8 years

@jabalamel...

not just Hezbollah members,.. but also could be Amal or Aounist members...

Default-user-icon Pong Lenis (Guest) 8 years

Terrorists should be expelled from Lebanon too.

Default-user-icon Muhamad (Guest) 8 years

Anti-Lebanese policy to target all Lebanese financial resource to starve the nation and destroy it.

Default-user-icon Atir (Guest) over 6 years

Yes