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Mr. Braun went on to reveal details about the secret 2008 DEA campaign Operation Titan, in which agents broke up a cocaine-smuggling and money-laundering ring believed to have been channeling funds to Hezbollah.

The operation, he said, resulted in the discovery of a “very close associate and affiliate of Hezbollah” who apparently was responsible for getting cocaine shipments from Latin America to West Africa and “ultimately responsible for collecting massive amounts of bulk cash.”

“Part of that operation involved the delivery of part of that money laundered to a DEA undercover operative, an agent that spoke fluent Arabic,” he said. “The agent actually took a delivery of $20 million dollars in cash as part of that investigation.”