Quebec Woman Faces Terrorism Charge over Alleged Link to Hizbullah
A Lebanese woman in Quebec, who has been accused of supplying weapons parts to Lebanon, is now facing a terrorism charge, the national news agency, The Canadian Press, said.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said Friday the charge follows an investigation that alleges Mouna Diab committed offences for the benefit of a contact linked to Hizbullah which is considered a terrorist organization in Canada.
Diab 26, was arrested in May last year at Montreal's international airport for allegedly trying to smuggle parts for an AR-15 rifle in her suitcase and was later charged with illegally exporting weapons to Lebanon.
An in-depth investigation brought about the new charge that carries up to a maximum of life in prison for committing an offence for a terrorist group.
The RCMP said Diab was allegedly shipping parts through other Lebanese community members, although those people were unaware of what they were carrying, said the Canadian Press.
“It is alleged that Diab was acting under the direction of a contact person in Lebanon who is associated with Hizbullah,” the RCMP said in a statement.