The role of non-state actors in the Syrian war has been intense. They supported militant groups in war-prone countries for their own profits. One of the crafty and dangerous businessmen in the world is Tony Abi Saab who inflicted as much pain to the Syrians as did the ISIS.
Lebanon-native, Tony Abi Saab is an owner of Brescia Middle East, an international arms and weapons dealer company. It is Tony’s main company and the headquarter for money laundering; he supplies guns, weapons and other explosives to rebel groups secretly and receives hard cash in return from them. Tony is helped by his banker friend in sorting out the complex channelizing of money; he also maintains several bank accounts of BME and other shell companies of Tony.
Tony’s company, Brixia, produced spare parts for weapons and smuggled them to countries throughout the Middle East for reassembly and sales. He also supplied pistols and machine guns to Daesh through Turkey.
It was a tough task for the US Army to get hold of the vicious Tony easily, and also to orchestrate one of the biggest sting operations against him. So, the Army took help of other two investigating teams of the US—CIA, and FBI. Tony was caught red-handed in Afghanistan where he had come for a business deal with the FBI informant, disguised as a leader of one of the uprising terror groups.
Tony was caught and flown to the United States to stand a trial in the Criminal court, but his lawyer dragged his case to Civil Court where he portrayed Tony as a clean businessman. He even made sure that none of the evidence collected by the investigation teams to be shown in the Court. Tony’s lawyer pleaded human rights violation against CIA, FBI and the US Army for him. They won the case; Tony was freed just by paying the small sum of money as a penalty.