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New York DEA: Drug Sting Nets Alleged Taliban Supporter

In this photo provided by U.S. authorities, Taza Gul Alizai, left, is being escorted Tuesday morning, July 26, 2011, at an undisclosed airport north of New York City. (credit: AP Photo/U.S. Authorities)

In this photo provided by U.S. authorities, Taza Gul Alizai, left, is being escorted Tuesday morning, July 26, 2011, at an undisclosed airport north of New York City. (credit: AP Photo/U.S. Authorities)

NEW YORK (AP / WCBS 880) – The Drug Enforcement Administration in New York has arrested several men overseas, including a man they say who agreed to support the Taliban in Afghanistan through drug sales.

WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell With The Story

Taza Gul Alizai was one of four men charged with conspiracy in a case announced Tuesday by federal authorities in Manhattan.

An indictment accuses Taza Gul of selling assault rifles and heroin to a DEA confidential source. Authorities say the source purported to be a broker of weapons and narcotics who said the proceeds of the sale of the narcotics would ultimately be given to the Taliban.

Three others charged in a separate indictment were accused of agreeing to sell narcotics to a DEA source, knowing that the individual would use profits to support Hezbollah.

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