Samer el Debek

Charged: June 01, 2017
Affiliation
Hezbollah
State
New York
District
Southern District of New York
Sting
No
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Material support
  • Receiving terrorist training
  • Funding terrorists
  • Firearms violations
FISA Notification
No
Awaiting Trial
Details
Samer el Debek
  • Age
    37
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Unknown
Samer el Debek, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was allegedly recruited by Hezbollah in late 2007 or early 2008. Based on information el Debek provided to the FBI, the government assessed that el Debek had received extensive training as a bomb maker. El Debek traveled to Thailand and Panama on missions for Hezbollah. In Panama, he analyzed security procedures at the Israeli Embassy and the Panama Canal. In Thailand, he cleaned up explosive precursors in an apartment that was under surveillance.