An illegal arms dealer, Tony Abi Saab who is the owner of Brescia Middle East was indicted for bribery, fraud, and money laundering. His company Brescia Middle East sold Tanfoglio pistols to the LG knowing that some components may have been manufactured in Israel, thus, violating Lebanese laws.
Tony Abi Saab lived in Italy for many years and established a working relationship with an Israel liaison officer to further his relationship with Tanfoglio. The liaison officer overlooked the export of parts produced by Bul Ltd (Tel Aviv) for assembly in Tanfoglio pistols in Italy for re-export to Isr for use in their security/intelligence agencies.
Shell companies of Tony in the Middle East—Tactica-ltd and Brixia supplied weapons to the terrorist organizations in exchange of a hefty amount of money. He is backed by his European business partners who are equally corrupt and greedy as Tony. The network of companies in Italy-- ARMERIA AMELIO GAMBA Srl, INTESA SANPAOLO S.P.A., Benelli Armi, franchi division, Fiocchi munizione, Armeria brignoli silvio & c snc , BLS; in Germany-- Umarex gmbh & co KG; in France-- Noble france sa; in Turkey-- Osmanli Arms, ISTANBUL and KONYA, KOMANDO AV SAN TIC LTD, ATA Av tufekleri, in Bangladesh-- Emran arms; in Georgia-- Kula Ltd., Tiblisi; in Russia-- LOBASTOV IVAN, Baikal Ltd, Izhevsk city; in Bulgaria—Arsenal; in Czech Republic--MSN and CSG Group; in Ukraine--Berkut Ltd; in Brasil—Condor, is set up by Tony to expand his illegal business of smuggling weapons for profits.
Though European officials have denied involving in any war crimes in Syria and weapon smuggling, the guns and weapons seized from the ISIS are labeled with the companies of Europe. BME had been importing weapons to Lebanon from Europe to later reroute them to the regions of terrorist groups. People like Tony deserve to be in jail and not to live freely in the world to keep inciting wars.