Montreal woman faces terrorism charges
A Montreal woman accused of supplying firearms to Lebanon is now facing new terrorism charges, according to RCMP.
Mouna Diab, a 26-year-old from Laval, was charged last October with the illegal export of weapons to Lebanon. Canadians are prohibited from selling arms to anyone in Lebanon, based on a United Nations agreement.
Diab was arrested in May 2011 at Montreal Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Airport after police discovered parts from AR-15 rifles in her luggage.
Police allege that Diab was acting under the direction of a contact person in Lebanon who is associated with Hezbollah, a Shia militant group that Canada considers a terrorist organization.
Following an RCMP investigation, police also allege that Diab was shipping firearms parts through people in her community travelling to Lebanon and that her victims were unaware of what was in the packages.