Terror mafia don Dawood Ebrahim's business and gambling partners sit on the board of respectable multinational Islamic banks, give hundreds of thousands of dollars in charity, and make their profit from Mandalay in Burma, now Myanmar.
Ebrahim, declared a terrorist by the United States in 2003 is wanted by Interpol. Ebrahim's operation that includes gold and drug smuggling and havala business spans Dubai, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Burma, Singapore and Australia.
At least one mosque in "Sin City " in the United States has been built with heroin money from Mandalay, this scribe has learned.
Ebrahim's partners have business alliance with Lo Hsing Han, a Burmese warlord turned into "Godfather of Heroin." Lo Hsing's son Steven Law (aka Tun Myint Naing) and daughter in law Cecilia Ng have huge stakes in 10 multimillion companies in Singapore.
According to sources in Las Vegas, when they were building the mosque they approached Ebrahim's partner to solicit donations. "We thought he would give us a couple of thousand dollars. In stead he wrote us a check for $100,000," said a Pakistani storekeeper.
Last February, the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions against Lo Hsing, Law and his wife Cecilia Ng.