Law Enforcement Coordination Group Focused on Countering Hizballah’s Terrorist Activities

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 14, 2017

On December 12-14, 2017, the Law Enforcement Coordination Group (LECG) focused on countering Hizballah’s terrorist and illicit activities convened in Europe for its fifth meeting.

More than 25 governments – from the Middle East, South America, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, and North America – participated in this session, along with Europol and INTERPOL. The LECG session focused on Hizballah’s terrorist plotting and activities, and in particular on how the organization moves operatives and goods across borders. Participants discussed how law enforcement and border security tools can be used to counter these types of transnational threats.

The LECG has proved to be a valuable platform to share information about Hizballah’s illicit activities and to develop strategies to counter the terrorist activities of the organization. The number of governments participating in the LECG continues to increase, which is a sign of the growing recognition among our partners about the need to cooperate on our efforts to counter Hizballah’s global terrorist networks.

Officials from the U.S. State Department, Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Counterterrorism Center, and Department of Homeland Security all participated in this meeting.

The LECG, which was established in 2014, will convene for its 6th meeting in 2018.