2001 : (TORONTO, CANADA : HASSAN ALMREI & NABIL AL MARABH SHARE AN APARTMENT - See AL QAEDA, BIN LADEN) Hassan Almrei, 28, is a Syrian national like [Nabil] Al-Marabh. Almrei has been [as of Jan 31, 2002] declared a "threat to national security" by Canada's National Intelligence Service and is being deported. Authorities say Almrei's honey and perfume business in the Middle East, helped finance Osama bin Laden's terrorist network. Last year , the two men [Hassan Almrei & Nabil Al-Marabh] lived in an apartment in a Toronto high rise where Almrei's name is still on the directory. "This is one of the addresses that did come up in our investigation and we thought that there might be some evidence in one of those residences that might assist us in our investigation," said Constable Howard Adams, Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Following 9-11, Canadian investigators raided the apartment. Authorities say they confiscated computers and disks that held information about bin Laden, diagrams of plane cockpits and military weapons, and copies of passports and official ID's. ------ "Chicago's Ties to Terrorism," Chuck Goudie, ABC7 I-Team , Part 1 aired jan 31, 2002 , part 2 aired feb 1, 2002 http://abclocal.go.com/wls/news/013102_ss_tiestoterrorism.html.
1996 late or early 1997 : (ALMARABH ENTERS THE US FROM CANADA- See DETROIT CELL, TORONTO CELL, BOSTON CELL, TAMPA CELL) Almarabh's Vietnamese-born wife, Huyn T. Van, told the New York Times that her husband entered the U.S. from Canada in late 1996 or early 1997. ...Almarabh's wife said he told her he was Iraqi and that his mother and two brothers live in Kuwait. She said Almarabh was questioned by the FBI in Boston in August. ------- "IN CUSTODY IN DETROIT: Shadowy new name emerges in probe ; Jilali may be responsible for fake IDs; 3 Detroit suspects stay jailed , " BY JACK KRESNAK AND JIM SCHAEFER, [DETROIT] FREE PRESS STAFF WRITERS , September 22, 2001 Sat
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