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Thirteenth Meeting of the Law Enforcement Coordination Group Focused on Countering Hizballah’s Terrorist and Illicit Activities

The United States Department of Justice, United States Department of State, and Europol convened the thirteenth meeting of the Law Enforcement Coordination Group (LECG) on countering Hizballah’s terrorist and illicit activities on June 6-7. Law enforcement, prosecutors, and financial practitioners from more than 35 governments from across the Middle East, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America participated in this session marking the 10th anniversary of the LECG’s founding.

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT) co-hosted the event, with OPDAT and National Security Division representatives speaking on the issue, moderating panels, and delivering opening remarks. Officials from the U.S. Departments of State and Treasury, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and National Counterterrorism Center, also participated in this meeting.

The LECG focused on how Hizballah’s tradecraft and modus operandi is evolving for its terrorist plotting, contingency planning, and financial operations. LECG participants identified indicators to uncover and disrupt Hizballah’s activities and discussed the most effective strategies and tools to address these threats. Participants highlighted recent actions that governments have taken to counter Hizballah’s financial mechanisms and criminal schemes, as well as its international terrorist operations.

The LECG was established by the United States and Europol in 2014 as a global forum to improve international coordination with governments from around the world to counter Hizballah’s terrorist and other illicit activities.

Updated June 12, 2024