Rafic Mohammad Labboun Allaboun, an American citizen, was arrested Saturday night in the company of a number of suspected Hezbollah operatives, the Yucutan Times reports.
American authorities had already issued an international alert for the man, so after his arrest Allaboun was directly transported to Houston, Texas.
The two other suspected extremists, Justin Yasser Safa from Belize and George Abdalah Elders, remain in Mexican custody, the Times of Israel relates.
Apparently Allaboun attempted to convince Mexican authorities he was from Belize as well, even showing them a fake passport before his arrest.
Though few details about the group have been released, the Yucutan Times adds:
Official sources stated that intelligence agencies from the United States were tracking down this group, allegedly part of the terrorist network of Hezbollah…this cell operates in Mexico and Central America.
Allegedly the group [that was] arrested [was] participating in financing activities in an attempt to bail out incarcerated Hezbollah members jailed in the United States.
American authorities have long been concerned about radical organizations infiltrating our porous southern border.
In 2011, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney warned that the existence of such groups throughout Latin America, particularly in collusion with the drug cartels, pose a “significant and imminent threat to the United States of America.”
(H/T: Gateway Pundit)