Created: 11/2/1989

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Terrorism Review

Consul Arrested for Selling passports

A former vice consul to Conakry. Guinea, has been arrested forassports loShta extremists inconsider him an

important lead in the bombing of UTA

passport investigation began last August when authorities in

London discovered an authentic French passport, issued in Conakry, among the belongingsuballah operative who was killed when the bomb he was assembling in his London hotel room exploded. Investigators have since been able to determine that the consular officer sold ihe passports to extremists with links to Hi/,ballah.|

incident is another

sign that Hiiballah has an infrastructure in Africa that can be tapped to support terrorist operations elsewhere In the worldj


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