In Men In Black: International movie, Riza used to run biggest criminal syndicate in the galaxy. She was an illegal arms dealer whose base of operation was Earth. She was also labelled as Merchant of Death.

Why didn't Men In Black take her down? She surely had defenses to protect her Fortified Fortress of For Sure Death, but it should be nothing for Men In Black.

  • Because their top agent was sleeping with her?
    – Valorum
    Oct 22, 2019 at 7:59
  • she was an arms dealer, yes. But illegal arms dealer? i don't think it was mentioned as such in the movie.
    – Shreedhar
    Oct 22, 2019 at 8:56
  • @Shreedhar She tried to sell the most powerful weapon in the universe without talking to Men In Black on the screen. Do you need more evidence?
    – user931
    Oct 22, 2019 at 14:08

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According to the MiB: International novelisation (or rather the short prequel story Open Arms found at the end of said novel) not only was she the Merchant of Death, but also a mistress of mystery.

H came into contact with her when he attempted to infiltrate her organisation. He was successful in capturing her spaceship (along with some fairly choice weaponry) but decided to let her escape, for old time's sake.

H turned to Riza and plucked the alien weapon out of her hands. She was able to move again. “I’m confiscating your inventory and letting you off with a warning this time.” H used his best stern-cop voice. “But next time…” Riza stepped closer. Their eyes kissed and held for as long as they could.
“Next time.” Riza smiled. “You know there will be a next time, right?”
“Counting on it.”
“It’s a date, then.” She brushed his cheek with her third hand. The sounds of the approaching MiB team were almost on top of them.

Since he was under 'deep cover' at the time he was dating her, it seems likely that the only person who knows about her island fortress was H and he kept it a secret.

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