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Skip to comments.Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat - Thread Thirty-One
Posted on 10/01/2005 8:27:27 AM PDT by nwctwx
Threat Matrix HTML designed by: Ian Livingston
Good morning. :)
Ping to TM 31.
Ping to TM 31.
Several Blasts Occur Almost Simultaneously in Bali; at Least 19 People Killed
BALI, Indonesia Oct 1, 2005 Bombs exploded almost simultaneously Saturday in two tourist areas of the Indonesian resort island of Bali, killing at least 19 people and wounding 51 others, police and hospital officials said.
The victims included at least two Americans.
The blasts at Jimbaran beach and a bustling outdoor shopping center in downtown Kuta "were clearly the work of terrorists," police Maj. Gen. Ansyaad Mbai, a top Indonesian anti-terrorism official, told The Associated Press.
Explosions heard in Bali, Indonesia
Ping to where??!!
Thanks for all your hard work, Ian.
Great as usual.
To the new thread. ;-)
new post on those who leave Islam.????
Bump for Later
Anyway, it looks like some fun.
Big thanks to you Ian. Your efforts are appreciated.
Good find Ex! Thanks. Got it bookmarked for later. How's things out your way?
Nice to see you nully, have missed your much needed dry humor.
October 1, 2005 -- Inside Israel ( www.InsideIsrael.com )
JERUSALEM In the war with Palestinian terrorists, Israel is learning to follow the money.
What investigators have uncovered is the secret funneling of millions of dollars from Iran and Saudi Arabia to groups like Hamas in the West Bank.
The money played a major role in the five-year offensive, begun in September 2000, that accounted for more than 24,000 attacks by Palestinians on Israelis, including 142 homicide bombings.
Those bombings accounted for 510 Israeli deaths, or just over half the fatalities.
Biohazard Sensors Triggered-Mall Germ Levels Likely Not a Threat
Washington Post ^ | Saturday, October 1, 2005 | By Martin Weil and Susan Levine
Biohazard sensors showed the presence of small amounts of
potentially dangerous tularemia bacteriain the Mall area
last weekend as huge crowds assembled there, but health officials said they believed the levels were too low to be a threat.
Zip files for the new (10/01) al-batar:
Small amounts of tularemia not a threat. Gee, I'll sleep better knowing that.
Tularemia symptoms can appear between one and 14 days after exposure, but usually do so after three to five days.
Oooooh a_d HOW I envy you that sight!
I'm also over top of 4 restaurants. Push comes to shove I'll raid them before dipping into my own supplies IF I'm able to stay put.
That's Ragnar Benson thinking at it's best: Clean, cold, precise. I like it.
What's making me nervous are all the public announcements about preparedness along side the threats.
Funny thing...that's what is making ME nervous and they're not playing here in South Florida. I think that's because TPTB have determined that since our area is a cul-de sac and essentially a trap with little or no escape, don't start a panic. Your area has multiple escape routes. I also think TPTB want their families reminded to stock up and get ready to jump while daddy is at work at the Pentagon or White House or Capitol Hill.
Thanks a_d, some very interesting stuff there.
Thanks for the ping Ian, fabulous new thread as always!! TM the most informative thread on FR IMO.
I thought I would re-post this after reviewing some of the info at the top of the page.
ON THE NET...
Note: The following Worldwide Caution is an exact quote and is current. It was last updated August 2, 2005.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
This information is current as of today, Sat Oct 01 2005 12:28:24 GMT-0700.
August 02, 2005
This Public Announcement updates information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against Americans and interests overseas. This supersedes the Worldwide Caution dated March 8, 2005 and expires on February 2, 2006.
The Department of State remains concerned about the continued threat of terrorist attacks, demonstrations and other violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests overseas. Americans are reminded that demonstrations and rioting can occur with little or no warning. Ongoing events in Iraq have resulted in demonstrations and associated violence in several countries; such events are likely to continue for the foreseeable future. Nation-wide elections in Afghanistan scheduled for mid-September may also trigger violent anti-American actions.
Current information suggests that al-Qaida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks against U.S. interests in multiple regions, including Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics to include assassinations, kidnappings, hijackings and bombings. Extremists may elect to use conventional or non-conventional weapons, and target both official and private interests. The latter may include facilities where U.S. citizens and other foreigners congregate or visit, including residential areas, business offices, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, schools, hotels and public areas.
In the wake of the July 2005 London bombings and the March 2004 train attacks in Madrid, Americans are reminded of the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems. In addition, extremists may also select aviation and maritime services as possible targets.
U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance, be aware of local events, and take the appropriate steps to bolster their personal security. For additional information, please refer to A Safe Trip Abroad found at http://travel.state.gov.
U.S. Government facilities worldwide remain at a heightened state of alert. These facilities may temporarily close or periodically suspend public services to assess their security posture. In those instances, U.S. embassies and consulates will make every effort to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens. Americans abroad are urged to monitor the local news and maintain contact with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
As the Department continues to develop information on any potential security threats to U.S. citizens overseas, it shares credible threat information through its Consular Information Program documents, available on the internet at http://travel.state.gov. In addition to information on the internet, travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. or outside the U.S. and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.
Let's try that again.
On The Net...
"The Daily Terrorist Round-Up 10-01-05 (Heavy fighting around Miran Shah)"
Posted on 09/30/2005 9:57:20 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter
Note: The following text is an exact quote:
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894
October 1, 2005
Release Number: 05-10-02
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AFGHAN FORCES CAPTURE TALIBAN COMMANDER
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan A key enemy commander was captured by Afghan National Police forces in the Ghazni Province Wednesday.
Abdul Gafar was captured after a local man reported his location to Afghan forces. U.S. forces provided security while Afghan National Police detained Gafar.
Gafar is behind a number of improvised explosive devices, rocket and small arms attacks against Afghan and U.S. forces in the Ghazni area.
Suspected Taliban Commander Arrested
By Associated Press
October 1, 2005, 9:32 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan -- U.S. and Afghan forces arrested a Taliban commander suspected in bomb attacks against coalition forces during a raid on central Afghanistan home, where he tried to conceal his identity by dressing as a woman, police said Saturday.
The commander, known as Gafar, was arrested Wednesday in Andar district of Ghazni province, southwest of the capital, Kabul.
This month (October) makes me nervous this year. And the Bali blasts isn't a good way to start it off, sigh.
ON THE NET...
Security Forces Nab 44 Terrorists, Seize Weapons Caches
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2005 Iraqi security forces and multinational forces from Task Force Freedom detained 44 suspected terrorists and seized a number of weapons during operations in northern Iraq Sept. 26-30, military officials reported.
Iraqi police seized a weapons cache during a cordon-and-search operation in eastern Mosul on Sept. 28. The cache included artillery rounds, rocket-propelled grenades, rockets, and blasting caps. The weapons were confiscated for future destruction.
During five operations in Tal Afar between Sept. 26 and 29, soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, detained 17 individuals suspected of terrorist activity. Suspects are in custody.
During a cordon-and-search operation in Tal Afar on Sept. 28, soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, confiscated a large sum of money, a rifle, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. In a Sept. 30 raid in Tal Afar, soldiers from the same unit also detained five individuals suspected of being connected to a suicide bombing in Tal Afar on Sept. 28.
Also on Sept. 28, a cordon-and-search operation conducted by soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, in northern Mosul resulted in the detention of six individuals suspected of terrorist activity.
Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, detained two individuals suspected of terrorist activities and confiscated pistols and a large sum of money during operations south of Mosul Sept. 27. The soldiers also detained two individuals suspected of terrorist activities during operations in southern Mosul Sept. 29.
In western Mosul, soldiers from 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, detained one individual suspected of terrorist activity during a cordon-and-search operation Sept. 28. The soldiers also killed two terrorists attempting to detonate a car bomb on a coalition convoy in western Mosul on Sept. 29. The explosives were destroyed. During multiple operations in western and central Mosul on Sept. 30 soldiers from this unit detained eight individuals suspected of terrorist activities and confiscated AK-47s, a machine gun and a pistol.
In southern Mosul, soldiers from 172nd Brigade Support Battalion detained one individual suspected of terrorist activity at Forward Operating Base Marez Sept. 29.
Also during operations Sept. 29, soldiers from the 65th Military Police Company detained two terrorists.
Soldiers from 52nd Infantry uncovered a weapons cache in the city of Buwayr, south of Mosul on Sept. 28. The weapons were confiscated for future destruction.
(From a Multinational Force Northwest news release.)
Multinational Force Iraq
What is the current thread for the California fires?
I am following these web sites regarding the fires in California:
"Americans Among Dead in Bali Blasts"
Saturday, October 01, 2005
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "BALI, Indonesia At least two bombs exploded almost simultaneously Saturday in tourist areas of the Indonesian resort island of Bali (search), killing at least 22 people and wounding about 50 others, officials said. The blasts came a month after Indonesia's president warned of possible terrorist attacks.
The wounded included at least two Americans.
The blasts at two packed seafood restaurants in Jimbaran beach and a bustling outdoor shopping center in downtown Kuta were the work of terrorists, Indonesian President Suslio Bambang Yudhoyono (search) said. He also warned that more attacks were possible."
ARTICLE SNIPPET#2: "The attacks occurred nearly three years to the day that bombings in Kuta (search) killed 202 people, mostly foreigners. Those attacks, and subsequent deadly bombings in 2003 and 2004, were blamed on the Al Qaeda-linked terror group Jemaah Islamiyah."
Thanks nw for starting this thread.
CNS NEWS.com: "ASIAN FINANCIAL HUB WARNED OF POSSIBLE TERROR ATTACK" by Patrick Goodenough (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The al Qaeda terrorist network may be planning a terrorist attack in a major city in Asia as a bid to undermine investor confidence and cause serious economic damage, one of Europe's leading terrorist investigators has warned.") (August 26, 2005) (Read More...)
eTRUCKER.com - Trucking Headlines: "HIGHWAY WATCH CALLS FOR INCREASED TANKER VIGILANCE" by Lance Orr (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Highway Watch is asking all members to immediately report any suspicious activities involving hazmat tank trucks. The request came after a series of reports to Highway Watch in the past month of vehicles moving erratically around fuel tankers and individuals photographing or videotaping the trucks.") (September 22, 2005) (Read More...)
INTERNET-HAGANAH.US (August 14, 2005 - TimesOnline.co.uk): "LEAKED US INTELLIGENCE DOCUMENT WARNING OF TERRORIST ATTACKS ON LONDON AND AMERICA USING FUEL TANKERS" (August 16, 2005) (Read More...)
WAVE3.com: Greenville, Kentucky - "TANKER WITH AIRCRAFT FUEL STOLEN" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Police in Greenville say the truck was driven through a chain link fence at the airport sometime between 5 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday. FBI Special Agent pat Bashore tells WAVE 3 News that the truck is a white 1969 Ford F-800. The tank is stainless steel and has Shell Oil Company decals on it. There was not a licence place on the truck. Anyone with information is asked to contact the nearest law enforcement agency or the FBI.") (August 27, 2005) (Read More...)
JNEWSWIRE.com: "HAMAS: CHRISTIAN ZIONISM IS OUR ENEMY" by Jerusalem Newswire Editiorial Staff (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The Hamas terrorist organization has singled out Christian supporters of Israel, putting them on notice that it views their actions as "criminal," making them enemies of the Palestinian Arabs.") (August 22, 2005) (Read More...) (Note: This url may expire.)
MEMRITV.org - Transcript: "ENGLISH SPEAKING AL-QAEDA TERRORIST: OH PEOPLE OF THE WEST.... IT IS TIME FOR US TO BE EQUALS -- AS YOU KILL US, YOU WILL BE KILLED (Fuller Version)" (TRANSCRIPT SNIPPET: "The following are excerpts from an Al-Qaeda tape featuring a Western Al-Qaeda terrorist, which aired on Al-Arabiya TV on August 9, 2005. Al-Arabiya claims he is Irish.") (Note: To view the video clip go to memritv.org.) (August 9, 2005) (Read More...)
MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 992: "Messages by Al-Qaeda Operatives in Afghanistan to the Peoples of the West: The Crusaders Will Not Be Safe From Allah... We Will Strike Their Vital Enterprises" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The following are excerpts from video clips of Al-Qaeda members in Afghanistan that were downloaded in September 2005 from the website of Al-Qaeda's Jihad Media Battalion (www.k-j-i.tk). They include interviews with members from the anti-aircraft and missile squad as well as a man identified as Abu Zubeida. TO VIEW THIS CLIP VISIT: http://memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=860") (September 23, 2005) (Read More...)
WASHINGTON TIMES.com (AP): Cairo - "AL QAEDA CLAIMS LONDON BOMBINGS" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Al-Zawahri threatened the West with "more catastrophes" in retaliation for the policies of President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair.") (September 2, 2005) (Read More...)
MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No.950: "Al-Qaeda Leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri on Al-Jazeera: 'Oh Americans, What You Have Seen in New York and Washington, and the Casualties You Witness in Afghanistan and in Iraq... Are Nothing but the Casualties of the Initial Clashes'" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The following are excerpts from an interview with Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri , which aired today on Al-Jazeera TV. To view this clip, visit http://memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=791. It is followed by other Al-Zawahiri clips, and their transcripts, that have been aired in the past year.") (August 4, 2005) (Read More...)
INTERNET-HAGANAH.US: "NEW GIMF FLASH RELEASED" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "It's a re-posting of a message from Bin Laden. Target list includes the USA, Britain, France, Italy, Canada, Germany and Australia.") (July 17, 2005) (Read More...)
RewardsForJustice.net - "WANTED": "MUSTAFA SETMARIAM NASAR (Mustafa Sitmaryan Nassar") (Note: "Aliases: Abu Musab al-Suri, Umar Abd al-Hakim") (View Photos; Read More...)
FBI.gov - Seeking Information: "ADNAN G. EL SHUKRIJUMAH" (ALIASES: "Adnan G. El Shukri Jumah; Abu Arif; Ja'far Al-Tayar; Jaffar Al-Tayyar; Jafar Tayar; Jaafar Al-Tayyar") (VIEW POSTER. Click Here.)
JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): "U.S. SAYS TERRORISTS MAY POSE AS VAGRANTS" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The warning is similar to one issued by the FBI before July 4, 2004 that said terrorists may attempt surveillance disguised as homeless people, shoe shiners, street vendors or street sweepers...) (August 23, 2005) (Read More...)
A Discussion on FREEREPUBLIC.com regarding a WashingtonTimes.com article: "MEXICAN MERCENARIES EXPAND BASE INTO U.S." (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The deserters, known as the "Zetas," trained in the United States as an elite force of anti-drug commandos, but have since signed on as mercenaries for Mexican narcotics traffickers and have recruited an army of followers, many of whom are believed to be operating in Texas, Arizona, California and Florida.") (August 1, 2005) (Read More...)
An Ongoing Discussion and Links on FREEREPUBLIC.com: "THUNDER ON THE BORDER -- (MINUTEMAN PROJECT) (Read More...)
CNN.com (AP): Berlin, Germany - "'5,000 SUICIDE BOMBERS IN GERMANY' Guenther Beckstein told an online newspaper he believed up to 5,000 potential suicide attackers were in Germany." (September 12, 2005)
MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 983: "COMMANDER OF HAMAS MILITARY WING WOMEN'S UNIT: 'Our Members Yearn for Martyrdom'" (September 9, 2005) (Read More...)
MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 929: "Al-Arabiya TV Report: Iranian Volunteer Suicide Bomber Organization of 40,000 'Time Bombs; Recruited to Target Americans in Iraq and Israel" (July 6, 2005) (Read More...)
MEMRI TV.org - Transcript - Clip No. 736: "ON THE IRANIAN MOVEMENT OF 'MARTYRDOM SEEKERS'" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "TRANSCRIPT SNIPPET: "The following are excerpts from a report about the movement of "martyrdom seekers" in Iran. Al-Arabiya TV aired this report on July 2, 2005.) (Read More...)
GUARDIAN.co.uk: "UN ALERT AS NUCLEAR PLANS GO MISSING Blueprints Disclosing Key Steps to Build a Bomb Feared Up For Sale" by Ian Traynor in Vienna (June 9, 2005) (Read More...) (Note: This url may expire.)
LSJ.com - [from the Lansing State Journal]: "HOSPITALS ARE ON ALERT FOR POSSIBLE TERROR THREAT" by T.M. Shultz, Lansing State Journal (September 16, 2005) (On The Web: "To read the Department of Homeland Security bulletin on suspicious reports involving hospitals, visit www.mhalink. org/public/Disaster/advisories/2005/prep-2005-04-2.pdf.") (Read More...)
INTERNET-HAGANAH.US (NJ.com): "'IT COULD MEAN NOTHING OR IT COULD BE PRE-OPERATIONAL SURVEILLANCE' Incidents Intensify Hospital Vigilance" (July 17, 2005) (Read More...)
Jim Kouri is Vice President of the
National Association of Chiefs of Police
Saturday, October 01, 2005
"Brady Anti-Gun Group Lies to Foreign Tourists"
by Jim Kouri, CPP
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The Brady Campaign to Control Gun Violence is warning foreign tourists that they may be in danger if they visit Florida. The politically active gun-control group is warning Europeans that a new Florida gun law will increase the likelihood that tourists will be shot in the streets if Americans believe their safety is being threatened. The Brady group is spending big bucks in their attempt to hurt Florida's economy. And they are lying to do it."
Note: The following text is an exact quote:
September 30, 2005
STATEWIDE ICE FUGITIVE OPERATION NETS 99 ILLEGAL ALIENS
Violent criminals among the arrested in Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Orlando
MIAMI- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced today that 99 individuals were arrested by detention and removal officers during a weeklong statewide operation targeting alien fugitives, many with criminal convictions for violent crimes. Operation Clean Sweep is part of an ongoing effort to identify and arrest fugitive criminal aliens that were ordered removed by a federal immigration judge but failed to comply with their lawful orders. Many of those arrested have been in hiding evading law enforcement for years.
The operation was conducted by ICE Fugitive Operations teams in Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville and Orlando.
Operation Clean Sweep is part of our continued mission to keeping our communities safe by removing dangerous criminal aliens from our streets," said Michael Rozos, field office director for detention and removal in Florida. "Criminal aliens have a very high rate of recidivism and often re-victimize the community in which they reside. By finding and removing these fugitives, we are able to greatly enhance the public safety of Florida, while restoring integrity to our nation's immigration system."
Many of the fugitives arrested during this operation have a history of violent criminal activity that include sexual assault of a child, driving under the influence (DUI), domestic violence, child abuse, assault with a deadly weapon and battery on a law enforcement officer. Some examples of those arrested in this operation are:
Feddy Avila, a 44-year-old national of Costa Rica convicted of assault with intent to commit sexual battery on a minor. Avila was arrested on Sept. 29th in Miami, Florida.
Carol B Sue, a 32-year-old national of the United Kindgom convicted of battery, child abuse, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, strong-armed robbery and burglary with assault. Sue was arrested on Sept. 26th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Sheldon Ramjattan, a 28-year-old national of Trinidad and Tobago convicted of armed robbery. Ramjattan was arrested on Sept. 27th in Lake Worth, Florida.
George Sandiford, a 52-year-old national of Barbados convicted of aggravated battery with a weapon, battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence and child abuse. Sandiford was arrested on Sept. 29th in South Bay, Florida.
Badderdin Jakouch, a 22-year-old national of Saudi Arabia convicted of assault, possession of narcotic equipment, shoplifting, obstruction of a police officer and contempt of court. Jakouch was arrested on Sept. 28th in Jacksonville, Florida.
Michael Anthony Houlker, a 51-year-old national of Jamaica convicted of aggravated battery, sale of marijuana and possession of marijuana. Houlker was arrested on Sept. 28th in Deltona, Florida.
Gregorio Flores-Ramirez, a 27-year-old national of Mexico convicted of carrying a concealed weapon and possession of marijuana. Flores-Ramirez was arrested this morning in Haines City, Florida.
Salvador Ochoa-Reyes, a 49-year-old national of Honduras convicted of domestic battery and assault charges. Ochoa-Reyes was arrested Sept. 25 in Bradenton, Florida.
Candido Silva-Aguilar, a 40-year-old national of Mexico convicted of committing a sexual offense against a child. Silva-Aguilar was arrested on Sept. 28th in Orlando, Florida.
Edward Pinnock, a 44-year-old national of Jamaica convicted of sale of cocaine and re-entry after deportation. Pinnock was arrested on Sept. 28th in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
Operation Clean Sweep is a combined effort between Federal, state, county, and local law enforcement agencies throughout Florida coming together to locate and apprehend fugitives. Participating agencies included: ICEs Office of Investigations, Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, Hillsborough County Warrants Division, Manatee County Sheriffs Office, Haines City Police Department, and Florida State Parole and Probation.
The arrests made in this operation are a result of ICE's National Fugitive Operations Program (NFOP), which is part of ICE's ongoing effort to restore integrity to the nation's immigration system. Last fiscal year, ICE removed a record 160,000 aliens from the country.
The aim of the NFOP initiative is to reduce the number of fugitive aliens in the United States. Fugitives are foreign nationals who have been ordered removed by a federal immigration judge, but failed to comply with those orders. Currently, ICE has 16 Fugitive Operations Teams nationwide which are designed to identify, locate, and apprehend fugitive aliens for removal from the United States. The President's budget seeks $8.8 million in enhanced funding in FY 2006 to increase the number of Fugitive Operations teams around the country. In fiscal year 2004, there was a 62 percent increase in the number of fugitive aliens apprehended by ICE compared to the previous year.
In addition to the Operation Clean Sweep arrests, ICE's Florida Field office arrested 1,075 fugitive aliens so far this fiscal year. Since these individuals have already been through immigration proceedings, they are subject to immediate removal from the country.
# ICE #
Jim Kouri is Vice President of the
National Association of Chiefs of Police
Sunday, October 02, 2005
"Nuclear Security: Feds Nail Three Illegal Aliens at Nuclear Plant"
by Jim Kouri, CPP
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "In the latest in a series of arrests involving illegal aliens at nuclear facilities, federal agents arrested three illegal aliens in Blair, Nebraska, on September 15 when they attempted to enter the outer secure area of the Omaha Public Power Districts Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station to perform contract work at the plant for the first time.
The three men, all citizens of Mexico, had been hired by an independent contractor to perform maintenance work at the nuclear facility. As they attempted to enter a secure area of the plant, the men presented identification documents that raised the suspicions of Omaha Public Power District security officers. The officers contacted Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials for assistance. ICE agents responded and arrested the men after determining that they were illegally present in the United States."